Meet the team
Maybeth Morales-Davis (she/her)
A community activist and nonprofit leader with 15+ years of experience, Maybeth Morales-Davis is a highly organized and results-driven professional helping to positively impact local BIPOC communities. With a strong passion for social justice, housing, and the arts; Maybeth is intentional about working with residents and local/state/national partners to uplift her community and create a more equitable place.
Maybeth attended Naugatuck Valley Community College and transferred to Southern CT State University with a focus in art education. At the beginning of her senior year, Maybeth left school to spend time with and care for her aunt. Upon her return, she continued working in the nonprofit sector and throughout the years moved her way through administrative roles to management positions.
In her current role, Maybeth serves as the Deputy Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, performing senior levels duties including management of all program areas, operations, marketing, and fundraising efforts.
In 2018, Maybeth spearheaded the first-ever architectural design challenge in the area, gathering local architects to compete in a home design challenge with the winning home coming to life in the community. Maybeth also relaunched the city’s annual “Housing Expo” event, bringing housing vendors/professionals/resources together for the community to engage with. And at the start of the pandemic, Maybeth worked with volunteers (including her father) to erect and install several Little Free Pantries in the community as an accessible way to provide food and cleaning supplies to families.
A graduate of the Greater Waterbury Leadership Program, Maybeth and her team worked with a local school to implement a parent-teacher mobile application system to improve communications. More recently, Maybeth was invited to participate in the CT Office of the Arts AIR Program (the first of its kind) and has since become a certified facilitator allowing her to bring communities together through the arts.
Maybeth currently serves her community and state through volunteer work with Brass City Gamers, CT Community Foundation’s Grassroots & Arts and Cultures Committees, CT Mirror’s Community Editorial Board, and the state’s CCDF State Consolidated Housing Plan Working Group.
When she is not busy in the community, you can find Maybeth de-schooling her 2 boys (with her husband), working in her garden, spending time with her family, or creating abstract pieces of art.