Ayesha M. Wilson, MSW

Ayesha M. Wilson, MSW

Cambridge School Committee, MA

Ayesha is running for reelection to the School Committee in Cambridge, Mass. She grew up in the Jefferson Park Public Housing Development in a single-parent, first-generation American household and attended public school in Cambridge. She is the first black woman who grew up in the Cambridge Housing Authority to serve on the Cambridge School Committee. Ayesha’s wealth of personal experience with the issues faced in her community informs her approach to leadership every day. Throughout her life and career, she has been advocating for and engaging with the community, and specifically young people. Ayesha earned her Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Urban College of Boston, then her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Wheelock College. In addition to serving on the School Committee, she currently works for the Cambridge Housing Authority in youth development and as a live-in support specialist for adults with special needs. Ayesha also serves as secretary for the NAACP Cambridge Branch and on the Board of Directors of YWCA Cambridge, and is an alum of Emerge Massachusetts. She is passionate about voter literacy, mental health, and making sure that our most vulnerable particularly in communities of color and for those most underserved have all of their needs met. She particularly values being a strong role model for young people who want to give back to their community. Many of the projects she has worked on have been aimed at instilling these skills and knowledge in youth, creating the next generation of activists, advocates, and legislators.