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Nakia Navarro

Jean Charles Academy

Nakia Navarro is the CEO/Founder of Building Audacity, a nonprofit organization resourcing youth led community change. She has 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, including an extensive background in nonprofit management, creating youth focused racial equity training and community organizing curriculum, as well as developing community investment strategies. Nakia holds a BA in Public Administration from Winthrop University, a MA from Tufts University in Education, a MA from Tufts University in Urban Environmental Public Policy, and a certificate in Global Communications from the University of Salamanca. Nakia is the author of The Messiness of Life, an Anthology, teaches Environmental Justice and Black Studies at Brooke Charter High School and facilitates anti-bias training via the Anti-Defamation League World of Difference Institute. Nakia hails from Hilton Head Island, SC and currently resides in Boston, MA. Fun Fact About Nakia: When living in Dorchester, she had a pet pig named Ms. Peppa Pigglesworth!

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