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Saliha Nelson

Urgent, Inc.
Vice President
Miami, FL
Saliha Nelson is an experienced non-profit executive and agent for social change specializing in strength-based approaches with low-income urban youth, youth participatory action research and forming cross-sector coalitions that engage in systems-level change. Ms. Nelson currently serves as Vice President of URGENT, Inc. a non-profit youth and community development organization dedicated to empowering youth to become agents of change and volunteers as the Chairwoman of the Overtown Children and Youth Coalition.

Ms. Nelson has been recognized for her work. Most recently, Ms. Nelson was presented with the MCCJ Student Silver Medallion Award for community-based leadership, service and advocacy; an ICABA Honors Community Leader and one of South Florida’s top 40 under 40 Black Professionals by Legacy Magazine. Ms. Nelson was also awarded the City of Miami's Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet commendation, acknowledged as a South Florida Freedom’s Sisters by Ford Motor Company Foundation, and received the Alliance for Aging’s Intergenerational Award.

Saliha studied at the American University of Cairo, received a Bachelor of Science in Social Policy and Education from Northwestern University and earned a Master's of Education in Community and Social Change from the University of Miami.