About Us

Our Mission

TO PROMOTE AND TO CARRY OUT A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT WILL PROMOTE THE EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH, AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT OF ALL YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY SERVED BY THE CORPORATION, WITHOUT REGARD FOR RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, DISABILITY, OR ECONOMIC STATUS. THE FOUNDATION IS ESTABLISHED FOR AND WILL BE OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR CHARITABLE EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.


Who we are

Abdelgadir Education Foundation is a non-governmental non-profit organization registered in the state of Massachusetts, USA. Massachusetts EIN: 001144368 Federal EIN: 81-2864180

Our Team

Proud of our People

Reasons about why we are one of a kind!
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Mimi Stephens

Mimi is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies, supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years

Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.

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Mark O. Johnson, Ph.D.

Mark O. Johnson, Ph.D. is currently Assistant Professor of Geography at Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He has taught at Worcester State since 2006. Prior to his position at Worcester State, he taught at these Massachusetts Universities: Salem State University, Bridgewater State University, Clark University, and Mount Holyoke College.

From 1975 – 1981 Dr. Johnson conducted research for, and designed and secured funding for economic development programs that were intended to advance the lives of Sudanese living in the Southern Region of Sudan. He also administered relief efforts that targeted Uganda refugees who had fled to the same region of Sudan. In the early 1990s he was Executive Director of the Center for Atomic Radiation Studies in Acton, Massachusetts.

Dr. Johnson has an M.A. from American University in Washington, D.C., an M.A. and Ph.D from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Afaf Mohamed

Afaf Mohamed is an experienced community organizer and excellent campaign field-worker with great experience in canvassing, voter registration and mobilization, and community resource development.

Afaf is also a very skilled Consumer Advocate committed to helping people grow and develop.

Afaf served as a community organizer for the United Way of Central Massachusetts, University Park Campus School (UPCS) in Worcester, and as a campaign field-worker for SEIU Local 509 in Massachusetts.

Afaf also worked as a care-provider for the New England Center for Children and the Seven Hills Foundation.

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Osama Abdelgadir

Osama Abdelgadir is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, Framingham State University.

. Between 1998 and 2015, Osama worked as a fulltime faculty at the Department of Geography, Framingham State University.

Between 1990 and 1996, Osama served as a fulltime faculty at the University of Khartoum in Sudan.

Osama holds a PhD in Geography from Clark University.

Jean McMurray

Jean McMurray

Jean is Executive Director of the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB).

Prior to WCFB, Jean worked as a housing counselor for homeless families in Worcester, as a consultant for the Central American Peace Scholarship Program in Washington, DC and as a researcher in sustainable agriculture development at the Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center in Costa Rica.

Jean holds a Bachelors in International Relations from Eisenhower College of the Rochester Institute of Technology.