Ada Williams Prince was selected as one of SVP’s 2012 Brainerd Fellows and has been on the kindergarten readiness committee and is on the Portfolio Grant Committee.
Ada is currently a Program Officer at the Marguerite Casey Foundation, providing funding to organizations dealing with ending family poverty.
Ada was the Policy and Advocacy Director at OneAmerica, where she oversaw, maintained and expanded relationships with allies and coalitions locally and nationally, including educators, community partners, diverse immigrant communities, faiths, businesses, and others. She also represented OneAmerica in key national and local coalition meetings which included leading OneAmerica’s efforts to assess the state of refugee, immigrant and English language learner students and families in Washington State’s schools.
Prior to OneAmerica, Ada was the Senior Advocacy Officer for the Women’s Refugee Commission, leading advocacy efforts with the UN and the NGO community, pushing for global systemic change to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugees and displaced persons. She has worked with many organizations including the Women’s Refugee Commission, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Survivors, Save the Children UK, Refugees International, and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance/USAID.
She is a board member of the Women’s Funding Alliance and iLEAP and has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Wandsworth Women’s Aid UK, a domestic violence shelter.
She holds a B.A. from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and an M.A. in Development Studies from Bradford University, England.