Dr. Akilah Watkins is President and Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Community Progress, America’s nonprofit leader for turning “Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places.”

A 25-year national thought leader, conference speaker, and nonprofit executive, Dr. Watkins’ work began at the age of 14 when she led efforts to convert a vacant lot and abandoned home into a community center in Roosevelt, New York. Read More

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