Nkuli Shongwe is the Community Wealth Building Coordinator at Nexus Community Partners. She joined the Nexus team in July 2017 as an AmeriCorps VISTA through the C3 Twin Cities VISTA program which is sponsored by The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota. Her projects are focused on assisting with the Community Wealth Building AmeriCorps VISTA subcohort, the Culturally-based Cooperative Development TA (technical assistance) cohort, and the East Side Economic Growth Initiative (ESEGI).
Nkuli graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies and minors in Communication Studies and French. She also received the 21st Century Leadership Certificate, the International Cultural Understanding Certificate, and the Professional Development Certificate. During her senior year, she was awarded the Outstanding Capstone Research award for her Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Capstone research paper.