Board of Education Candidate
Edward Ford, Jr.
Board of Education Candidate
Edward C. Ford Jr. is a youth Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He obtained his Minister's license in November of 2015 but has been working with youth for many years in various environments. He has served and still serves the youth of his home church at Bread of Life in Waterbury, CT under his Father Pastor Edward C. Ford Sr. and his mother Reverend Sheryl Ford. He has been a mentor to 7th and 8th graders at Woodrow Wilson Middle School through the Middletown Youth Services Bureau. He has worked as a camp counselor for Park and Recreation, as well as the Middletown Arts Department. He graduated from Middletown High School with the Senior Class of 2015, whom he serves as the Vice President. ln the summer of 2015 Ed Ford worked for the City of Middletown as the Summer Intern for the Mayor's Office. He then attended Johnson and Wales University in Providence Rhode Island during his freshmen year of college where he was elected as a University Senator. There he stood for the safety of the students and for their educational benefits. He now serves on the city's Af?rmative Action Monitoring Committee and believes firmly in standing for racial equality in any way he can to help further opportunity for all people. He also serves on the board of Stir Up The Gift institute which is a non-profit organization within Connecticut founded by his sister Keshia Tigner. This organization promotes mentorship, leadership, the arts and many other pro?table values. Whether at church, school, summer camps, or within different organizations Ed Ford has been a mentor and advocate for the youth in the community. Ed Ford is a product of Middletown Public Schools, and has decided to come back to Middletown and continue his education here at Middlesex Community College; enabling him to pursue his desire to give back to the city that raised him. He graduated from Middlesex Community College in May of 2017 with a Transfer degree in Psychology. He will be receiving his Associates degree in Psychology in the summer of 2017 and will continue is education toward a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Central Connecticut State University. Ed Ford aspires to obtain his Ph.D. in Psychology and do everything he can to help and serve people. Ed Ford desires to be on the Board of Education to help work toward accomplishing goals such as shrinking The Achievement Gap, working to encourage more youth involvement within the community and work with other board members to pass budgets that are efficient and fiscally responsible. He desires to bring forth a fresh and youthful perspective to the decisions that are made concerning the youth of the city and will stand for them to receive the best education possible.
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