Alicia Nieves is the co-founder and project lead at Streetwide. Before founding Streetwide, Alicia was a legal fellow with Justfix.nyc, a housing tech nonprofit in New York City where she helped low-income tenants use the Justfix web application to build affirmative legal cases against their neglectful and abusive landlords. Alicia is a 2016 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was a Latina/o Human Rights Scholar and staff editor for the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Her previous work experience includes positions at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, New Economy Project, Atl.Legal, and FWD.us. Her work centers on developing technology and protocols for mobilizing disadvantaged communities.
Streetwide is a nonprofit project leveraging technology and data for immigrant communities. The awarding-winning software allows allies and impacted communities to work together to deliver emotional and legal support to individuals and their loved ones impacted by immigration arrest and deportation. As a Roddenberry Fellow, Alicia will continue to work closely with immigrant communities across the country to provide technology, organizing resources, and data analytics to a growing number of community-led rapid response programs now emerging across the United States to protect and support immigrants impacted by the acceleration of arrests and deportations. Her approach leverages technology and data to facilitate grassroots organizing and advocacy.