UNA Atlanta president Chinita Allen with the Kennesaw State Leadership Fellows, advising and guiding them with their Sustainable Development Goals projects. These students will deliver workshops and serve as stewards of the SDGs at their college and local communities. Eager to change the world.
ATLANTA, GA - The United Nations Association of the United States of America, Atlanta Chapter (UNA-Atlanta), has officially announced its new board of directors which will spearhead the association’s development, membership, advocacy and community partnerships for the next two year. The new board will be led by Chinita Allen.
Chinita Allen, who con-currently serves on the United Nations Association United States of America National Leadership Council and the National Education Committee, is a dynamic leader, an award winning educator, and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the education and advocacy field. Matt Jones, the Georgia Department of Education Chief of Staff remarks that he “frequently seeks her uncommon insight and wisdom on education issues.” Allen’s expertise includes: organizational development, grassroots advocacy, education policy, innovative pedagogical practices and community engagement.
In addition to her expertise, Allen’s most recent accomplishments include: 2017 Atlanta Families Awards of Education Excellence, 2016 and 2015 Georgia Department of Education STEM Laureate, 2015- 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math finalist as well as invitations to present at national conferences. Allen’s community engagement includes active roles in the following organizations: Women’s Solidarity Society at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Race Dialogue Facilitator at the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, and the District 3 Director at the Georgia Science and Teachers Association.
Quote: I am deeply humbled and motivated to lead the United Nations Association of Atlanta at a time when international policies are at the forefront of national politics. Over the next two years the Board of Directors and I will focus on building awareness of global policies and issues via the Sustainable Development Goals, advocating on behalf of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, and increasing overall membership and community engagement.