Akilah Watkins-Butler

Akilah Watkins-Butler
Location: Bowie, Maryland Cohort Start Year: 2017 Populations Served: African-American/Black, Children and Families, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Low-Income Communities, Urban Communities
CEO, Opportunity Institute

My focus areas is place and its impacts on social and economic opportunities, race equity and inclusionary policies, place-based antipoverty strategies, and community-driven community development and neighborhood revitalization.

I bring a deep knowledge base about the importance of place—that is, neighborhoods and how they impact social mobility for vulnerable children and families. I also bring a deep commitment to restoring opportunity for all, no matter where they were born, and creating on-ramps for social and economic integration.

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