Video | Giving back to his community

Nigel Okunubi grew up in affordable housing in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. At his housing project, there was a youth center that was responsible for a lot of Nigel’s important milestones as a kid. So when he found out that it was closing, he decided to do something.

Nigel spearheaded an effort to create a new youth organization to fill the gap that was left by the closing. As founder and executive director of the Adams Morgan Youth Leadership Academy, he’s in a leadership role in his old neighborhood, and helping kids he can relate to.

This video was created in support of Public Allies’ year-end fund-raising campaign. We thought the folks who follow this blog would like to see it, too.

:: To learn more about the Adams Morgan Youth Leadership Academy, click here.
:: To learn more about our year-end fundraising campaign, click here.

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Video | Why is our boss promising to jump into a lake?


Because it’s year-end fund-raising time, that’s why! Paul Schmitz, our fearless leader, has never done the Polar Bear Plunge thing before, but he’s willing to do it now if we meet our fund-raising goal. In case you haven’t heard about it before, the Polar Bear Plunge is quite the New Year’s Day tradition in certain chilly places around the country, including here in Milwaukee where Public Allies is based.

Check back to see how it turns out!

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