Omayra Molina is dedicated to the social service field and education to ensure a quality of life for families by coordinating resources in the City of Newark. Om ayra serves diverse populations who include undocumented and non-traditional families.
Omayra’s experience spans for over seven years beginning her career at the Newark Preschool Council as a teacher’s assistant, family coordinator, and home-base educator. Omayra continues her experience as freelance consultant with an emphasis in early childhood development, and community engagement. Omayra has been recognized as a community leader and received prestigious awards, such as the Women on Fire: Fanning the Flames of Excellence: Education Advocacy, Unsung Angle Award Partners in Action: Education Advocacy and the Michelle Mitchel Award for Community Engagement /Education. Omayra currently attends Berkeley College -Newark campus majoring in Business Management having graduated from Essex County College and receiving her Associates Degree in Social Sciences and successfully completing the Family Development Credential Course at Rutgers Newark. Omayra embraces her African American and Hispanic heritages and promotes culture and linguistic diversity. Omayra often serves as a bilingual translator in her outreach. As a mother of two children, Omayra understands the importance of civic engagement and a high quality education and appreciates the mentorship and support she received at the Boys and Girls Club and from members of the community as a youngster. Omayra has served as parent leader and advocate for parents on the 13th Avenue PTSA, Secondary Parent Council, Special Education Parents Advisory Council, the Coalition for Effective Newark Public Schools, and WISSDOM Shapes Minds.
Omayra facilitated parent/community engagement and special education classes. Omayra is also a member of the Newark Fairmont Promise Neighborhood Coalition, the Essex County Family Council and Grandmothers as Caregivers. Omayra currently sits on the Policy Council for Newark Public School Head Start Program. Omayra continues to support families by connecting them with resources and is enthusiastic in building strong communities in her birth city of Newark.