Nyoka Acevedo

Placed Leader

Nyoka Acevedo

Program Officer
Andrus Family Fund

October 22, 2021

Koya partnered with Andrus Family Fund on the appointment of Nyoka Acevedo as Program Officer.

Andrus Family Fund’s mission is to foster just and sustainable change in the United States. They do this by supporting organizations that advance social justice and improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.

As Program Officer, Acevedo helps manage a $4 million national portfolio of more than 50 grantee partners. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the field of program development, management, grant-making and education, all in service of creating social change and advancing outcomes for our nation’s most vulnerable youth and communities.

Acevedo has trained hundreds of educators in New York and Los Angeles on restorative practices through a racial justice framework. Her leadership has helped advance safety and healing while moving communities away from punitive practices that drive mass incarceration.

She has worked with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Red Hook Initiative, Urban Arts Partnership and The Future Project. Acevedo also served as the Grants Manager for the Drug Policy Alliance, working alongside more than 30 grassroots organizations nationally to advance public policy that combats the war on drugs and ends the criminalization of Black and Latinx communities.

Acevedo holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the School of Professional Studies, City University of New York. A born-and-raised New Yorker, she likes to get away from the city sometimes to hike and explore nature with her son and extended family.