Akia S. Callum
Director of Community Impact & Marketing

Akia S. Callum serves as the Director of Community Impact and Marketing at Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) Community Partnership.

Phone: (203) 754 0040

Akia S. Callum serves as the Director of Community Impact and Marketing at Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) Community Partnership.

An avid community organizer, fierce political strategist, and social justice advocate, Akia has devoted her life to implementing transformational policies from the ground level. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and is a product of the New York City Public School system. With nearly a decade of experience in working with & for cross-sector entities, she is committed to advocacy for students of color through the lens of civil rights and education.

In 2015, Akia founded the Black Student Union at Post University, where she also served on the ‘Campus Culture Committee’ to bring students’ voices to the forefront around equitable practices on diversity and inclusion. Currently, Akia S. serves as President of the Connecticut State Conference NAACP Youth & College Division and Chair of National Initiatives and Development for the NAACP National Youth Works Committee. In 2021, Akia became a founding member of the Connecticut Black Caucus.

Akia was selected to be an Access Law Fellow at Yale University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Post University.