Modia Butler

Modia Butler
Gustav Heningburg Civic Fellow, 2003
Rutgers Newark -- IECME

Modia Butler holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Franklin and Marshall College and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Before coming to Newark Now, Modia managed one of the largest youth development agencies in Newark as the executive director of Newark Do Something.

Newark Do Something witnessed tremendous growth during Modia's tenure as the executive director. Over his four year tenure, Newark Do Something's after school program more than doubled. Today, 62 of the 82 Newark Public Schools participate in the Do Something Community Coach after school Program.

Modia is currently the executive director position at Newark Now. Newark Now's mission is to equip and empower Newark residents with the tools to transform their communities into liveable neighborhoods. Newark Now supports the work of more than ten community groups throughout the city of Newark.

Modia is currently a resident of Newark.