|Rafiah Vitalis is a “Bronxite” that has a long history of work in the nonprofit sector and is profoundly committed to the areas of community development, sustainable solutions and social initiatives.|
This dedication has led her to a number of community leadership roles and international partnerships, since she believes in making an impact that results in implementing long lasting, transformative change in underserved communities, by building prosperity for the lives within them.
Previous examples of her work include co-founding “Daughters of the Diaspora” a rites of passage program for African American girls, organizing tutoring and teaching test preparation for continuing education adults at Bronx Community College and recently she became the co-founder and worker-owner of The Bronx-based worker cooperative Diaspora Destinations, a travel planning service for socially conscious and community-based travel experiences throughout the African diaspora. Rafiah was thrilled to lend her expertise and assistance to the Green Worker team and references the quote by Ghandi which states “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics from Lehman College and holds a M.P.A. from The College of New Rochelle where she received The Nelson Mandela Award.