Nkuli Shongwe

Nkuli Shongwe

Community Wealth Building Coordinator

Pronouns: She/her
Started at Nexus: 2017

At Nexus:

I joined Nexus July 2017 as the community wealth building coordinator through the AmeriCorps VISTA program that is sponsored by The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota. In this role, I help with the community wealth building work. My projects this year will be focused on assisting with the community wealth building AmeriCorps VISTA cohort, the Culturally-based Cooperative Development TA cohort, and the East Side Economic Growth Initiative (ESEGI).


I recently graduated from Ohio University  with a bachelor’s degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and minors in Communication Studies and French. I am passionate about social justice work.  I  enjoy cooking, reading, catching up on my favorite shows, and exploring the Twin Cities and the opportunities available here.

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“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” ― Assata Shakur