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Nikki Roberts

Program Associate, GreenLight Atlanta

Nikki Roberts joins GreenLight Atlanta with years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sector. Most recently, she worked for Park Avenue Baptist Church as a Project Director, building and leading a social justice initiative at the intersections of criminal justice reform and healing-centered engagement for female returning citizens. Prior to Park Ave, she worked with undereducated adults at Literacy Action as its Development Associate responsible for expanding programmatic and wrap-around services through successful grant writing.

Nikki received the Dow Jones Minority Journalism Scholarship and studied Mass Communications with a concentration in Print Journalism at Clark Atlanta University. Nikki describes herself as “an insatiable learner” and has completed certificate-based collegiate studies in theology, nonprofit leadership, and poetry as critical thinking. Drawing from these and other lived experiences, Nikki publicly advocates for restorative practices that empower returning citizens and their second-chance initiatives. Nikki’s social justice advocacy has been featured on multi-media platforms like CNN and NPR, underscoring a need for improved human relations and being “ears for the unheard.” Nikki is committed to using her many skill-sets, talents, and lived experiences to grow through transformative work as an agent of social change.

Nikki’s GreenLight

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Joli Cooper

Executive Director, GreenLight Atlanta