storyteller, humanitarian

Understanding the power of storytelling in 2001 Nivia founded Kids X-Press, Inc. a NFP that encourages children of all abilities to express themselves through writing and art, and then publish their content in an award winning magazine for a wide readership. Nivia developed innovative corporate partnerships that paved the way for geographical expansion of KXP nationally, into Europe, Canada and Latin America.

During her fifteen-year tenure, Nivia established relationships with a wide spectrum of programming and community partners publishing the works of thousands of children. Nothing was more gratifying that observing children’s reactions to seeing their work published!

In addition to official roles with not-for-profits such as On Broadway Performing Arts Training Program, Move to Empower and Liquid Theater Collective, Nivia has a commitment to service and unique experiences, most recently going to Kenya on a service mission bringing health literacy to the children and women of Kibera.