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Lisette Nieves

Lisette Nieves
Born August 11, 1970
Bronx, New York
Nationality Puerto Rican
Occupation Director, BronxWorks Betances Cornerstone Community Center

Lisette Nieves (born c. 1970), is the founder of "Atrevete Latino Youth, Inc.", an organization which focused on the educational and leadership training of young Latinos.


  • Early years 1
  • "¡MUEVETE! (Move Yourself!) & ¡Atrevete!" (I Dare You!) 2
  • Personal life 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Early years

Nieves' family moved to New York City from

  1. ^ a b c d e Brooklyn College
  2. ^ a b c d The New York Carib News
  3. ^ a b c d Profile: Lisette Nieves (NY ’90), Founder of Year Up NY
  4. ^ a b c d Nieves: We cannot afford to squander potential


See also

Lisette Nieves is currently the Director of the Betances Community Center for BronxWorks, funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development Cornerstone Initiative. Nieves enjoys spending her free time with her family and listening to the Bomba and Plena, typical music of Puerto Rico. In 2005 she was named one of the most distinguished Latinas by the New York Spanish language newspaper El Diario/La Prensa.[1][2][3][4]

Personal life

[4][3][2][1] Nieves continued to further her education with the intention of developing her skills to assist in the transformation of Atrevete into an independent non-profit organization. She enrolled in the

When Nieves returned to New York, she went to work for Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs (PRACA) as coordinator of "¡MUEVETE!" (Move Yourself!). On May 14, 2001, Nieves and several other coordinators decided to develop a new independent organization, "¡Atrevete!" (I Dare You). The organization operated out of a main office located in the Bronx for several years. Under her leadership, the organization's main focus was to educate and to develop the leadership skills of the Latino youth, starting in New York and Boston. ATREVETE! stopped operating in 2010 and the group decided to refocus their energies on rebuilding ¡MUEVETE! as an independent organization. She is currently the Board Chair for ¡MUEVETE![1][2][3][4]

"¡MUEVETE! (Move Yourself!) & ¡Atrevete!" (I Dare You!)

[4][3][2][1] after she graduated from high school and according to her own account, the course changed her perspective of the world.sociology She took a course in [1]

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