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Bronwyn Mayden, MSW

Bronwyn MaydenBronwyn Mayden, MSW, has an extensive history in program planning, policy development, community organizing, health promotion and marketing in the public and nonprofit arenas. As the executive director of Promise Heights, an initiative through the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW), she seeks to improve the health, educational, and developmental outcomes for children and their families in one of the most distressed communities in West Baltimore. It involves a unique partnership between the University of Maryland, nonprofit agencies, faith-based organizations, government, and communities in West Baltimore, all with a deep commitment to finding solutions to meet the needs of vulnerable families. Under her leadership, Promise Heights has been named a federal Promise Neighborhood and is the recipient of a Community Based Crime Reduction grant through the Department of Justice.

Mayden, who is also an assistant dean for UMSSW, has received several honors for her work including the University of Maryland, Baltimore Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture’s Community Service Award, and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Public Service.

Mayden earned her master’s degree in social work from UMSSW and her bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. She is married and is the proud mother of two sons, Adam and John.


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