Norwescap CEO, Mark Valli
Mark Valli is the CEO for Norwescap, a well-established community action agency, providing a wide variety of programs and services to over 30,000 low-income individuals and families in the 5 Northwest counties of the State.
Previously, Mr. Valli served as CEO for the Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP). CCSP was founded as a community school serving over 900 students K-8 in Paterson, New Jersey, the State’s third-largest city, and one of its poorest. Mr. Valli led a change management process that transformed a struggling school into a school demonstrating steady academic progress for its students including 9.8% gains in math and 11.4% gains in ELA between 2015 and 2017.
Prior to his service with CCSP, Mr. Valli was the founding President & CEO of New Jersey After 3 (NJA3) which was the nation’s first statewide public/private partnership created to expand evidence-based afterschool opportunities. NJA3 served over 75,000 students in over 120 schools across the State.
Previously Mr. Valli served as Vice President of New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) where he was responsible for corporate and foundation outreach, fundraising, program development, and external relations.
Before joining NJCDC, Mark served six years as one of two founding staff people with the New Jersey Commission on National & Community Service and served for 2 years in the Governor’s Office under Governor Jim Florio. Mark spent 2 years working for a management consulting firm that specialized in facilities and energy management.
Mr. Valli has served as Board Chair of the New Jersey Center for Nonprofit Corporations and Vice-Chair of Leadership New Jersey Graduate Organization. In 2007 Mr. Valli was recognized by NJ Biz Magazine as one of New Jersey’s Top Forty Under Forty’.
Mark holds an MPA at Rutgers University and graduated Phi Alpha Alpha. Mark earned his BA from Swarthmore College with Honors in history and political science.