On July 30, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Lisette Nieves, distinguished clinical professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Steinhardt, as a member of the Board of Directors of AmeriCorps.
For over 25 years, Nieves has served in a variety of cross-sector leadership positions. She is an experienced social entrepreneur, public sector leader, and scholar, and she founded Lingo Ventures, which is focused on growth, talent recruitment/retention, and change management.
This nomination is Nieves’s second from the Executive Office of the President: she served as an Obama appointee on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, where she co-chaired the higher education subcommittee and supported the production of two reports and convenings.
Nieves holds a BA from Brooklyn College, a BA/MA from the University of Oxford, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a doctorate with distinction in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Truman Scholar, Rhodes Scholar, Aspen Pahara Fellow, and a Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellow.
Nieves is also president of the Fund for the City of New York (FCNY), where she is charged with developing and helping to implement innovations in policy, programs, practices, and technology to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond.
AmeriCorps seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. They disperse more than $800 million in funding each year and partner with more than 2,000 organizations committed to helping communities nationwide annually.