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Nick Leisey

U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Global Citizenship Fellow
Boston, MA
Nicholas Leisey is a passionate advocate for human rights and utilizes his natural instincts for civic engagement and grassroots mobilization to engage multiple communities around the country to unite on behalf of the world’s children.
After earning his degree in public relations from East Carolina University, Nicholas spent several years working with children's programs for various non-profit organizations and NGOs. He has managed youth programs for the YMCA and The John F. Kennedy Center, coordinated initiatives and development activities for the National Inclusion Project and participated in UN sponsored field visits to Uganda, Indonesia and Malaysia. In addition to his work with non-profit organizations, Nicholas also holds a master's degree in elementary education and has spent three years working as an elementary school teacher for the Boston Public Schools system.
Nicholas is currently the Global Citizenship Fellow for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF based in the New England Regional Office. This role allows him to cultivate relationships with community and faith-based organizations, inspire volunteers to engage their communities with UNICEF’s campaigns, catalyze school partnerships by challenging educators to focus on global issues in the classroom and promote the adoption of global citizenship for individuals within the greater Boston community.