Mariame Kaba is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. Prior to starting NIA, Mariame worked as a program officer for education and youth development at the Steans Family Foundation where she focused on grantmaking and program evaluation.
She has co-founded multiple organizations and projects over the years including the Chicago Freedom School, the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women, and the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team (YWAT) among others. and has also served on numerous nonprofit boards.
Ms. Kaba has extensive experience working on issues of racial justice, gender justice, transformative/restorative justice and multiple forms of violence. She has been active in the anti-violence against women and girls movement since 1989. Her experience includes coordinating emergency shelter services at Sanctuary for Families in New York City, serving as the co-chair of the Women of Color Committee at the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, working as the prevention and education manager at Friends of Battered Women and their Children (now called Between Friends).
Visit her Website at: http://mariamekaba.com/
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