Nathan Smith, Sr., SW02

Nathan is Director of Student & Family Affairs at Harlem Village Academies. Prior to that, he was the founding Director of Counseling Services KIPP NYC and the founding School Social Worker at the KIPP STAR College Prep Charter School in Harlem. Nathan is an adjunct faculty member in the Schools of Social Work at Columbia University and New York University. Nathan is a board member of the Columbia School of Social Work’s Alumni Association and has served in leadership roles in a wide range of nonprofits including Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc., S.A.F.E. in Harlem and the New York Road Runners. He earned a BA at Iona College, an MSSW at the Columbia School of Social Work, and is a graduate student (ABD) Doctor of Philosophy, social policy at Fordham University.