Youth Advocate Veronica Nolan ’99 to Reflect on Her Commitment to Social Justice on Thursday, April 14

Youth Advocate Veronica Nolan ’99 to Reflect on Her Commitment to Social Justice on Thursday, April 14

Trinity alumna Veronica Nolan ’99, executive director of the Urban Alliance in D.C. will present the sixth Sower’s Seed Lecture on Thursday, April 14,at 4:30 p.m. in Social Hall.  Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumnae and friends are invited to attend the lecture.  Students are encouraged to come at 4:00 p.m. and learn about community service opportunities available at Trinity.

Nolan is a dedicated educator, an outstanding nonprofit leader and a dynamic speaker.  The Trinity community is invited to meet her, hear her story, and be inspired by a nonprofit leader dedicated to the empowerment of youth through education.

The Urban Alliance empowers D.C. high school students to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training and mentoring.  An impressive 99% of all Urban Alliance interns graduate from high school on-time and 88% enroll in college.

Nolan earned a master of arts in teaching from Trinity’s School of Education with a concentration in secondary education.  She was a teacher in D.C. Public Schools before becoming executive director of the Urban Alliance.  Her innovative and strategic leadership of Urban Alliance earned her a prestigious Exponent Award from the Meyer Foundation, which recognizes effective nonprofit leaders.  She was honored by the Washington Business Journal as a Rising Star in the publication’s Women Who Means Business awards.  Recently, the Urban Alliance was selected to participate in the youthCONNECT Network in partnership with the Corporation for Community and National Service and Venture Philanthropy Partners; Urban Alliance is receiving a $700,000 grant to double the number of youth it serves. This was a very competitive grant and is an outstanding accomplishment. Read more about Nolan in a TRINITY magazine profile.

Nolan will be speaking as part of the Sower’s Seed program.  Established by Kelly Snider Dunn ’64 and her family, the Sower’s Seed program highlights alumnae who have incorporated into their lives the traditions of community service and social justice that are central to the Trinity experience and reflect the Catholic tradition that influences Trinity’s mission.  These alumnae are invited to come to campus to share their stories with Trinity students, in the hope that their stories will inspire new generations to consider community service, either as a volunteer or as a career.

Learn more about the Urban Alliance, “Employing youth, inspring excellence.”