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Clayton Davis became the Executive Director of the Andrew P. Stewart Center in December of 2009.

Before joining the Stewart Center Clayton spent two years as a pastoral resident at Peachtree Baptist Church in Atlanta. While at Peachtree Clayton served as Associate Pastor of Children and Families. Clayton came to Peachtree after receiving his Master of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in 2008. Before attending McAfee Clayton spent five years as an agricultural statistician with the United States Department of Agriculture in Montgomery Alabama. Clayton received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University in 1999.

Clayton was raised in Clemson, South Carolina. Clayton is married to Anna and they have two Sons, Ty who is eight and Jackson, five. When Clayton is not serving at the Stewart Center he enjoys spending time with family, reading and enjoying the outdoors.

Ashley-website-541x382Program Director

As Program Director at the Andrew P. Stewart Center, Ashley Hicks oversees all programs including After School Program, Youth Program, Food Cooperative, STEM Program, and Summer Camp. Some of her key responsibilities include managing program staff, planning curriculum, planning community events, and coordinating volunteers.

Although, Ashley began in 2014 as the Program Director, that is not when her work at the Stewart Center began. Ashley first came to the Center as a middle school student and again, as a high school student in 2010 with Aiken’s First Baptist Church. With her youth group, she participated in a week of volunteering at Summer Camp. She grew to love the Center and returned the following 3 summers as a Student.Go intern. Prior to working at the Center, Ashley has had various experiences working with children during in school and out of school activities including tutoring and mentoring youth, as well as, student teaching in elementary classrooms. In college, Ashley joined Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a community service organization, where she frequently completed service projects with other USC students.

Ashley was raised in Aiken, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2014 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She enjoys living in Atlanta and is looking forward to residing in the Pittsburgh community.

Children’s Programming Coordinator

Chantal is the Children’s Programming Coordinator for the Stewart Center. Prior to working with the Stewart Center Chantal held the role of Program Coordinator for the SMASH Program at Morehouse College. In addition, she served as Elementary After School Lead Instructor for New American Pathways where she focused on advocacy, after school curriculum building, and behavior management. Prior to working with New American Pathways, Chantal lived and worked as an English Instructor in Daegu, South Korea where she focused on culturally diverse programming and curriculum development for Elementary and Middle School. Chantal has served as a United Nations volunteer and has dedicated most of her post-secondary endeavors to working in education and non-profit management. Chantal was raised in East Point, GA. She earned her Master of Science in International Policy Management from Kennesaw State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from the University of West Georgia. She is passionate about empowering and advocating for children and young adults in traditionally underserved communities.