Vaughn Crowe grew up in the Clinton Hill neighborhood in Newark' s South Ward. He is currently with The MCJ Amelior Foundation and works closely with the organization' s founder and world leader, Raymond G. Chambers, on all of the foundation's work in Newark which covers economic development, education and youth services.
He started with The MCJ Amelior Foundation as a community organizer in Newark's West Side Park neighborhood. In partnership with the county of Essex and the leadership of Barbara Bell Coleman, Vaughn was part of a $12m renovation of West Side Park. Since then he organized Newark' s first Peace Education Summit at NJ PAC which featured The Dalai lama. He had been assigned to special projects which took him to Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in the launch of "The Elders", a group which comprised of world leaders like Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Jimmy Carter and others. He has also traveled to remote villages in East Africa to analyze the foundation's progress in global health.
Mr. Crowe led the redevelopment of Newark's Military Park and currently serves as Chairman of the Military Park Partnership. He is also on the board of Weequahic High School Alumni Association. He occupies the board observer seat for Chloe & Isabel and serves on the board of Princess House Inc.
He received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and currently serves on the university's alumni council board. Vaughn completed an executive education program at Harvard Business School.