Akia S. Callum
Director of Community Impact & Marketing

Akia S. Callum is the Community Outreach & Marketing Coordinator at Waterbury Bridge to Success Community Partnership (BTS) where she has rebranded the organization in less than a year through optimal marketing. With over 8 years of experience as a community organizer, political strategist, social justice advocate, educator and branding consultant for cross sector entities – Akia knows firsthand the importance to ‘Engage. Empower. & Inform’ communities around equitable practices regarding youth and race.

Phone: (203) 754 0040

Akia S. Callum is the Community Outreach & Marketing Coordinator at Waterbury Bridge to Success Community Partnership (BTS) where she has rebranded the organization in less than a year through optimal marketing.

With over 8 years of experience as a community organizer, political strategist, social justice advocate, educator and branding consultant for cross sector entities – Akia knows firsthand the importance to ‘Engage. Empower. & Inform’ communities around equitable practices regarding youth and race.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY – Akia is a product of New York City Public Schools. She became heavily involved in governmental affairs at the age of 16, when she was a legislative aide for New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo of the 35th District. During that time, she assisted in organizational branding through the development of marketing material, asset mapping and programming for direct impact.

A graduate of Post University, she is committed to implementing transformational policies from the ground level. In 2015, Akia was an immediate change agent in her college town of Waterbury, CT. As the founder of the Black Student Union at Post University, she also served on the ‘Campus Culture Committee’ to bring students voices to the forefront around equitable practices on the topics of diversity and inclusion. In 2017, Akia was appointed to serve on the executive board as Vice President for the Connecticut State Conference NAACP Youth & College Division. Currently, Akia S. serves as President of the Connecticut State Conference  NAACP Youth & College Division and Chair of National Initiative for the NAACP National Youth Works Committee.