Avi Viswanathan

Avi Viswanathan

Program Director - Community Engagement Institute

Started at Nexus: 2016
651-289-7026
aviswanathan@nexuscp.org

At Nexus:

I joined Nexus in the fall of 2016 as the Program Director for the Nexus Community Engagement Institute (CEI). The CEI works to strengthen communities through the advancement of equity-based community engagement. We work with institutions across sectors to increase meaningful engagement with the communities those institutions serve.

About:

I come to Nexus with ten years of professional experience working in non-profits, the public sector, and philanthropy. In each of those positions I have sought to embed strong community engagement principles in order to best support communities in solving the problems they face. By night, I live with my wife and three children in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood in Saint Paul. I enjoy cooking, coaching soccer, and winning trivia competitions.

 

INSPIRATION

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." Julia Child