Township Council - Mayor
Willingboro, New Jersey 08046
Mr. Martin Nock is the former President and CEO of Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. for twenty years (1994-2014). He is currently the Democratic Councilman for the Township of Willingboro, New Jersey.
Martin Nock, was once a highly at-risk youth himself. He credits the help he received during his childhood as directly influencing his decision to lead a large non-profit dedicated to serving thousands of at-risk youth in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
During his tenure with Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc., Mr. Nock has been directly responsible for developing and implementing more than 100 specialized educational and social services programs. These initiatives are provided in collaboration with The School District of Philadelphia, agencies of the federal and state governments, and a large number of other non-profit organizations and community-minded businesses.
Before accepting the position as President and CEO of Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc., he worked extensively in the social services industry. For fifteen years he served as the Program Director of New Initiatives for the Philadelphia High School Academies, facilitating the creation of career academies in the following industries: Business; Criminal Justice; Public Administration; Aviation and Aerospace; and Fitness, Wellness and Health Promotion.
During his role as President and CEO, Mr. Nock used his passion for educational equality along with his compassion for at-risk youth and struggling communities.
At the height of his tenure, Mr. Nock took CIS of Philadelphia from three employees and a $300,000 budget to nearly 400 staff members and a budget of over $17-$20 million annually.
Since its inception in 1986, CIS of Philadelphia had grown to annually serve more than 10,000 public school students attending Philadelphia’s kindergarten through 12th grade schools. Additionally, Mr. Nock has demonstrated a commitment to reaching those students who have left the school system as dropouts and youth re-entering society from the juvenile justice system.
Mr. Nock gained a thorough understanding of the many forces surrounding public education by being elected to serve on the Board of Education for Willingboro, New Jersey in 2006 to 2009. He was later reappointed in 2011 and served through the beginning of 2013. His past roles as Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Personnel Committee have further provided Martin Nock with an advanced understanding of the complexities involved in political and public service.
Mr. Nock is a graduate of the New York City Public School System. He attended Gettysburg College, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University, and has taken several graduate courses.
He has also completed an array of administrative training courses with Communities In Schools National, to ensure the solidity of the organization’s mission. Through his determination and leadership, Mr. Nock has created business and educational partnerships that exemplify the adage that “success and achievement are always within reach.”
Mr. Nock is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
October 2013- Certified Board Member; New Jersey Association of School Boards Academy- School of Law, Policy
2012- Citation for Founders and Supporters of Youth Courts, presented by City Council of the City of Philadelphia
2011- Philadelphia’s “Human Values Award for Youth Advocacy”, presented by Art of Living Foundation and the International Association of Human Values
2010-The Wally Amos Community Service Award for the organization’s generous commitment and time in support of literacy, presented by American Literacy Corporation
2010- Honored by American Literacy Corporation for Communities In Schools of Philadelphia’s support of literacy in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties, presented by Superreader
2009 – Certificate of Appreciation for support and encouragement during design and creation, presented by Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
2008- “Men of Distinction,” Education Honoree, presented by Delta Sigma Theta Legacy of Love Foundation, Inc.
2008-Certificate of Appreciation of Breaking Through Barriers That Impede High School Graduation, presented by Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.
August 2006- Certificate of Appreciation for ongoing support of the youth at Cobbs Creek Community Educational Center, by Anthony Hardy Williams, State Senator of the 8th District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
April 2006- Recognition for being as essential piece in making a positive difference in the lives of young children and their families during the Week of the Child, by the School District of Philadelphia Office of Early Childhood, PreK-3
August 2005- Recognition for excellence in leadership through service by using your voice for children in Philadelphia, presented by Philadelphia Freedom Schools
October 2004- Community Partner Award, presented by Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania
June 2004- Certificate of Achievement on Communities In Schools of Philadelphia’s Beautiful Bright publication of ‘The Ant Who Played Baseball”
2003- Susquehanna NAC Community Festival Award for unwavering support and community service to the Philadelphia community, presented by Susquehanna Neighborhood Advisory Council, Inc.
April 2002- Award of Appreciation for continued support in helping kids prepare for life, presented by Communities In Schools, Edison High School
May 2000- Certificate of Appreciation form NBC10 for participation as an NBC10 Homework Helpline Volunteer
April 2000- Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of Service Learning for Life, presented by Philadelphia Council of Boy Scouts of America
September 1999- Certificate of Appreciation for Five Years of Outstanding Leadership, Dedication and Commitment to the Organization, presented by Communities In Schools of Philadelphia
August 1999- Acknowledgement of continued support with students in the YouthWorks Summer Program at South Philadelphia High School, presented by Please Touch Museum®
July 1997- Certificate of Appreciation for contribution as guest trainer for Introduction to Non-Profit and Financial Management at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
June 1996- Green Apple Award in recognition of participants in the Learning For Life Program, Presented by Learning For Life, Philadelphia Council of Boy Scouts of America
In June 1995- received, Certificate of Completion, Youth Entrepreneurship Training conducted by Education, Training and Enterprise Center (EDTEC)
1995- A Partner in Education for Service Learning for Life, presented by Boy Scouts of America, Philadelphia Council of Boy Scouts America
July 1994- received Aerospace Science Instructor Certificate (Honorary) for the completion of Air Force ROTC Aerospace Science Instructor Courses, presented by Air Force Reserve Training Corps
October 1994- Award of Vision and Leadership to the Academy of Fitness, Health Promotion and Sports Education from the Board of Governors, of Philadelphia Academies, Inc.
June 1994- Appreciation for tireless efforts on behalf of the Fitness Academy, Class of 1994, Benjamin Franklin High School
May 1991- Distinguished Service Award from Zeta Omicron Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Philadelphia Electric Company