Nicola Chin is the Fund’s Learning Program Coordinator and the Founder of Up With Community, a partnership to help teams solve their toughest challenges at the intersection of strategy, organizational development and identity. She offers coaching, workshops, and long-term learning programs to help teams take their big ideas and put them into action – moving from brainstorming and trainings into behavior change and improving impact through better execution of projects and plans. From 2006 to 2010, Nicola served as an Organizer and Director with the Center for Community Change on campaigns for federal and state immigration reform, spearheading several innovative social media organizing campaigns and traveling extensively to provide technical assistance to diverse organizations. In 2010, Nicola left national politics to focus on grassroots leadership development, running the Maine League of Young Voters. In 2012, Nicola developed a passion for economic development and environmental justice as the Director of Strategy and Development for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. She currently lives in Lewiston, Maine – her heart’s home.