505 14th Street
Oakland, California 94612
Nicholas (Nick) Araujo recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare, Public Policy, and Education. Though Nick was born in East Los Angeles, he and his family moved around often and was raised in the Inland Empire region of California. Nick is the son of an immigrant, single mother who has worked endless hours to provide for her two boys, and has fueled Nick to serve laborers and families similarly situated.
Prior to undergrad, Nick was a community leader in his hometown of Moreno Valley, CA, working with city and school district officials to advance social safety net services and opportunities for vulnerable youth. While at UC Berkeley, Nick was heavily involved and instrumental towards advancing equity-based initiatives for underserved communities. Primarily, as a community-endorsed student body senator, Nick worked collaboratively with campus administration and student groups to develop the Latinx Student Resource Center, the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Task Force, and the Independent Advisory Board on Policing and Campus Safety.
Over the last three years, in partnership with Moreno Valley College, Nick has taught Sociology courses to young people in his hometown on how to develop critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and social capital. Most recently, his course, Agents of Change: Careers in Social Justice, centered young people as rising agents of change and enabled them to identify and meet needs within their communities. He currently serves as a Community Liaison to four middle schools in Moreno Valley, CA, and provides students with holistic counseling, guidance, and resources to reach their highest potential.
In the near future, Nick plans to continue his higher education trajectory, either pursuing a Juris Doctorate (JD) or Master’s in Public Policy (MPP), to augment his commitment towards lifting vulnerable communities and families.