Our Staff

Curtis M. Williams II, Program Director

Curtis M. Williams II is excited to serve in this new role leading the Families to College program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Africana Studies and a Master of Science in Public Affairs – Community Development from Rutgers University. He also holds a Master of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Curtis has worked in a number of positions in the youth development and education fields for 13 years and is excited about utilizing his skill set in the Families to College program. Curtis is passionate about helping families accomplish their goals for college and career success!

Email Curtis: cwilliams@appelfarm.org  

Lydia Cruz, Mentor Manager

Lydia Cruz has been working for Families to College since July 2019, first as Family Advocate and Campus Center Coordinator. She lives in Vineland, and is married with 2 children, ages 26 and 17. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Stockton State University, in 1987. She has worked with children and families for the past 32 years. In October of 2018, she retired from the Vineland Public School District, after 25 years of service, working as a Child Study Team Social Worker. Lydia looks forward to working with the FTC families as the new Mentor Manager.


Email Lydia: lcruz@unitedadvocacygroup.org 

Kylee Bagley, Campus Center Coordinator

Kylee Bagley graduated with a bachelors in psychology from Rowan University in 2019. She first joined Families to College last summer as an EmpowerCorps coach and is excited to rejoin the team as Campus Center Coordinator. Kylee enjoys the finer things in life, including but not limited to: roller skating, board games, and a good cheese burger.

Email Kylee: kylee@unitedadvocacygroup.org