Trish Morris-Yamba


Founded the CHEN School. She was recognized as a visionary in the field of early childhood education. She was also the founding president of the Early Childhood Coalition of Newark.
President of the board of trustees of the Newark Public Library and as a trustee of the NJPAC Women’s Board Association. She was also a board member of Newark Emergency Services for Families and the Community Advisory Board of Thirteen/WNET.

Executive director of the Newark Day Center and The Greater Newark Fresh Air Fund for 32 years.

Founding member and vice chair of the National Congress of Black Women.

Photo from Newark Library, Tiny Prince Collection

Trish and Zachary Yamba, Barbara J Kukla Papers, Newark Library
Trish Morris, 1980 Black Achievers Banquet, Newark Associations Collection

*though articles list her as 80 at death, public records have a birthday of Sept 15, 1944


Obituary Mar 8, 2019

Griffith, Janelle, “Saluting a Career that’s Eased the Hard Lot of Newark’s Needy” Star Ledger Jun 2, 2013.

Remembering Trish-Morris YambaNew Community Corp

Extensive Star Ledger coverage

Digitized material (2)

Carter, Barry. “A Dedicated Advocate for Children Dies at 80” Star Ledger Mar 14, 2019