Aleyamma Mathew, Senior Program Officer, Economic Justice
Aleyamma Mathew is the Senior Program Officer for the Economic Justice Program at the Ms. Foundation. Aleyamma most recently served as the Policy Director at the Partnership for Working Families, providing support to network partners in running multi city campaigns. Aleyamma has over 10 years of experience working nationally and locally on social justice issues.
She has conducted trainings on implementing local city policies using the human rights framework and participated in the U.N. CERD Review Process in Geneva, to highlight human rights violations against women of color in the United States. Aleyamma was also part of the Founding Steering Committee and served as the Program Director for the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. In that capacity, she helped establish its organizational foundation and developed the framing for its core program areas for a national network of community based agencies serving low income Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, refugee, and immigrant communities. Aleyamma has also supported efforts of the Taxi Workers Alliance of PA, a multi-ethnic membership led workers rights organization that represents over 1,200 drivers in the Greater Philadelphia area. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Community Change, and the Advisory Board of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York and Washington DC.
Aleyamma has also received numerous fellowships including a Fulbright Fellowship, the Coros New American Leaders Fellowship, and the Asian Pacific Leaders Fellowship at the East West Center in Honolulu. She received her M.A. from the New School for Social Research in New York City and her B.A. from Temple University.