Today, brightbeam, a nonprofit network of education activists and umbrella organization for the platform known as Education Post, officially welcomes Nishita John as its Activism Associate.
Nish is a first-generation South Asian immigrant who grew up in the Midwest. During her undergraduate education at the University of Iowa, she interned at the Center for Human Rights and organized around refugee and immigrant rights on campus. She is passionate about racial justice and building power in communities of color. She has been working in reproductive justice at NAPAWF for the past three years as the Finance & Operations Associate. Prior to that, she worked at the Mount Ararat Community Center overseeing development and communications work. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and attempting to make Indian food that tastes as good as her mom’s and aunties’.
In her role as Activism Associate, she will support in the efforts to take brightbeam’s activism work to cities across the country, demanding a better education and brighter future for all children.
“We are immensely grateful to have Nish join our team. Her dedication to working on behalf of those whose voices are often silenced in this country is admirable and will bring increased focus and determination to our team,” said brightbeam CEO Chris Stewart.
Brightbeam is a nonprofit network of education activists demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child. Using the power of communications, we shine a light on communities that challenge decision-makers to provide the learning opportunities all children need to thrive. We help strong voices tell powerful stories that unite and move their communities to action. Brightbeam amplifies these stories through a variety of digital platforms, including Education Post, Citizen Ed, Project Forever Free and more than 20 local and regional sites that spotlight education issues nationally. We also sponsor on-the-ground initiatives, projects or organizations that align with our mission. To learn more, visit brightbeamnetwork.org.