Nekia Kemp, who earned a master’s degree in executive leadership and change with a concentration in nonprofit leadership from Daemen College, was honored with the college’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to the Community.
Kemp serves as executive director of the Buffalo Police Athletic League, which offers Western New York youth educational, recreational, and cultural programming in collaboration with law enforcement.
Active in the community, Kemp serves on the board of the New York State Network for Youth Success and the Johnny B. Wiley Sports Complex. She is also a founding board member of Buffalo Collegiate Charter School, co-chair of the After School Network of Western New York, and is a member of the youth sports task force for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, among other community committees.
Kemp, a Buffalo resident, has been honored with a Women Touching the World award from Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty Ministry and the Buffalo Builders of Peace Award from United for Human Rights, as well as several other previous accolades.
In addition to her degree from Daemen, Kemp holds a bachelor’s degree in health and human services from the University at Buffalo, and a certificate in not-for-profit management from the Harvard Business School Club of Buffalo.