Area of Focus: Art, human rights, NGO management, Peace Building, Refugee orientation programs, Social entrepreneurship, South Sudan, Sudan, Women's empowerment programs, Youth development
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut, Fairfield
Throughout her career Cynthia has volunteered for area organizations including; Operation Hope, The Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, The Burroughs Community Center of Bridgeport and The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. She has served as a board member for the Trumbull Academic Challenge for Excellence (ACE Foundation), an organization that supports the academic and social Justice clubs at Trumbull High School. She has served as fundraising chair on the board of Hope for Ariang, a non-profit organization founded by one of the Lost Boys of Sudan with a mission to bring primary education to war torn areas of South Sudan. She is the founder of The Canvas Peace Project, an initiative that has inspired artists across the US to help raise awareness of genocide and the ongoing atrocities in Sudan. She holds a BA from the University of Vermont in Mass Communications and an MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, Management and a professional certificate degree in Conflict Transformation from SIT, School of International Training, in Brattleboro, Vermont. In 2014, Cynthia founded Our Woven Community (OWC), a program providing income and community integration through small business enterprise for refugee women in Bridgeport, CT. She currently is a consultant for non-profit organizations focusing her work on refugee issues. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with her husband of 30 years, Joel Davis and has two grown children, Benjamin and Stephanie.