Chris Burke

Director of Community Relations
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Nathaniel began his career in Community Economic Development as a child of civil rights movement activists. Through years of exposure to social justice advocates, he became involved as a youth volunteer with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and later served as a National Youth Spokesperson for the organization. Nathaniel served as Public Policy Manager at the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP). His advocacy, research and coalition building activities supported the creation of many innovative policies that encourage the equitable distribution of mixed income communities throughout the metropolitan Atlanta Region. Nathaniel has continued his efforts to support the realization of an equitable metropolitan Atlanta via his role as Founder and Convener of a multi-sectored, racial and generational network of regional stakeholders called Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE). Empowered by the unified vision and voices realized through its regional organizing efforts, PSE pushes for policies and actions that promote equity and inclusive prosperity in metropolitan Atlanta.

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