A passionate interdisciplinary collaborator, Moses Dixon is a fierce community and economic development advocate living and working in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the CEO of the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging. The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging is a leader in connecting older adults and caregivers to elder services, serving more than 150,000 people in 61 Massachusetts communities.
Moses Dixon is building a career focused on advocating for members of his community, especially those who have been disenfranchised and marginalized. As a hopeful and upbeat person, he uses his motivation and positive attitude to locate and address issues impacting senior citizens, communities of color, and the homeless population. Above all else, Moses strives to effect positive change for those in need in his community.
Throughout his career, Moses Dixon has held various positions in the community and professional development sectors. For over a year, he served as a Legislative Fellow for the US Senate Diversity Initiative. As the new Majority Leader, he continued working in the office of Senator Harry Reid.
From 2010 to 2011, Moses worked as a doorkeeper for the US Senate. He also assisted Sarai Rivera, a city councilor in Massachusetts, during her time in office. He additionally worked as Mary Keefe’s legislative aide from 2013 to 2014.
In 2014, Moses worked at a healthcare center in Massachusetts. He helped develop policies and grant proposals related to the healthcare industry. Following his work at the center, he became a housing specialist for Veterans Inc., a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts that helps veterans get back on their feet after being homeless.
Before his current position, Moses Dixon spent two years with CENTRO, Inc. as their Legislative Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator, coordinating with the President and CEO to develop and manage the corporation’s strategy for fortifying relationships with government agencies and elected officials.
Moses DIxon is also a Belmont AME Zion Church member, serving on the Board of Governors for the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. He is also a Board Member of the Main South Community Development Corporation.
Moses Dixon has also been published throughout his academic career. In 2009, he published “A Qualitative Analysis of African Americans’ Role in Preparing Future Leaders” with the National Conference on Undergraduate Research through the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse; in 2011 – along with eight other authors – he published “Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in Worcester, Massachusetts”; and in 2013, he published “A Strategic Overview of The Proposed Slots Parlor in The City of Worcester, Massachusetts Green Island Area” through Clark University.
Outside of his publications, Moses has an academic interest in several research areas, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Homelessness, Gentrification, Racial Disparities in Education and Criminal Justice, Neighborhood Revitalization, Community and Economic Development, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. He also acquired teaching experience as a graduate student, co-instructor, and adjunct professor with the State University of New York at Binghamton and Becker College.
Moses Dixon attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration on Community Development and Planning. He then enrolled at the Morehouse School of Medicine at the David Satcher Health Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, where he earned his Certificate in Community Health Leadership with a concentration on Interdisciplinary Community Health Collaboration. From there, Moses attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he earned his Master’s degree in Community Development and Planning with a concentration in Neighborhood Revitalization. He’s recently completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Community and Public Affairs from the State University of New York at Binghamton in New York, with a dissertation on the economic and social impact that closing a black college can have on a community with a focus on Selma, Alabama, and the closing of Concordia College.
Moses Dixon was named as part of the 40 Under Forty 2021 by the Worcester Business Journal because of his lifelong dedication to serving underprivileged communities in Massachusetts. Even before the coronavirus pandemic occurred, Moses Dixon was an advocate for the senior citizens in his community. During the outbreak, he partnered with various organizations to provide clothing and legal support to the needy while raising more than $3 million for Meals on Wheels. His genuine care for the community did not go unnoticed and has left a lasting impression on the city of Worcester and the state of Massachusetts.
Moses is also a Public Guardian Services board member, a non-profit organization offering guardianship and conservatorship services to the decisional impaired Massachusetts residents in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties.
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