Robert Taylor is a graduate of Fisk University here in Nashville, TN (2000) with a B.A. degree in Biology. He later earned his Master of Public Administration degree from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland (2006). Currently, Mr. Taylor is the founder and President of the New Life Center a 501(c)3 nonprofit and serves as the Church Administrator at Word of Life Christian Center International on Clarksville Highway.
Professionally, Mr. Taylor most recently served as Director of the Men's Initiative at Tennessee State University where he was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive mentoring program for male students in order to increase student persistence and graduation rates. Mr. Taylor also worked as the Family Involvement Specialist for the Whites Creek Cluster Schools. In that role he was primarily responsible for delivering high quality trainings for parents and school staff in the area of Parental Involvement. Some of those trainings included car seat safety, safe sleep for newborns, how to help your child with their homework, etc. He supported school staff and administration in developing meaningful relationships with families. He also coordinated and provide technical assistance to MNPS fatherhood groups while also managing the MNPS Car Seat Program as a part of the injury prevention program.
During his career Mr. Taylor was also the Program Manager for the New Life Program, a comprehensive Fatherhood program at the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) of Nashville Davison County. The New Life Program was funded by a $4.5 million Federal grant charged with serving 500 fathers and their families per year from 2010 – 2013. Mr. Taylor brings a wealth of experience managing publicly funded programs wherever he serves.
Mr. Taylor has worked in various areas of the public health field for over 18 years. He has coordinated the MPHD and MNPS car seat programs as a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. He also worked as the Smoke Free Nashville Coalition Coordinator and as the Male Involvement Coordinator for the Music City Healthy Start program. He even worked as a food inspector for 3 years.
Robert is a devoted husband to his amazing wife Adjoa, a graduate of Whites Creek HS, and father to their seven wonderful children. Robert is passionate about providing fathers and their families with the tools and support they need to be the parents that their children so desperately need. He puts his passion in action by managing all of the New Life Center Program Activities including the Training Camp for New Dads, the Fatherhood Development Program and strengthening families workshops.