Maggie Freeman is a daughter of Newark, New Jersey that was educated, and cultivated by quality educators and professionals at the former Maple Avenue Schools. She is also a graduate of Essex County Vocational and Technical School and Essex County College with an Associate Degree in Social Science along with additional studies in Business Administration, Social work, and Criminal Justice from other colleges and universities.

As a professional, Ms. Freeman has accumulated over 10 years of experience in the fields of Parks and Recreation, healthcare, visual and telecommunications, social service, finance, and homeland security.

As a Community Representative, she is an avid volunteer with over 60,000 hours of volunteerism time throughout the City of Newark, NJ and is currently the 45th District Leader, Director of Operations of Weequahic Park Sports Authority Conservancy, Member of the Southward Community Police Council, Member of the George Washington Carver/Bruce Street School PTSO, Member of Newark People’s Assembly, Mentor and Supervised over 200 Summer Newark Youth Staffers, and has held numerous positions within Charitable organizations i.e. Goodwill, Guiding Star UHCA, the First Tee of Essex, and Weequahic Park Sports Authority Conservancy.

Ms. Freeman has been instrumental in helping organize numerous events, programs, activities, and more in the Southward of Newark for individuals and groups such as Southward Councilman John Sharpe James Office, Southward Special Improvement District, The First Tee of Essex, High Rollaz, 211 Impact, Newark’s I.M.P.A.C.T., The HUBB, Weequahic High School Band, Shabazz High School Seniors, Panasonic, Verizon, Essex County Senior Café, Amazon’s Ring Company, and over 30 more companies and organizations.

As a dedicated and task orientated person, Ms. Freeman is successful in her ability to rapidly evolve, adapt, and thrive in diverse environments. Her tenacity and drive have helped produce great success toward various community projects. She has helped create economic development and stability in the community and will be an asset to the Newark Board of Education.