Church Staff — Director, Open Door Program
John Glover comes to Fort Street with decades-long experience, having held positions in the fields of child welfare, pre-k, alcoholism and substance abuse, mental health, and school food. As the Coordinator of the Center for New York City Affairs ̶ a public policy education center at the New School University ̶ and as a lecturer at Hostos Community College (City University of New York), John strived to make plain the connections and interrelatedness of the many social and economic challenges disadvantaged communities face daily.
He first visited Detroit in 2013 as part of his work with School Food FOCUS, a national program focused on improving the quality of foods served in urban public school systems. During his repeated trips to Detroit as Director of School Food FOCUS, he felt a calling to be a part of the work happening in Detroit. The Open Door at Fort Street was the opportunity he had been looking for and we are delighted that he has found us.
John holds a master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in behavioral and social sciences.
“For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.” — Psalm 9:18