Alex Davis, NuLeader Apprentice Organizer

Pronoun: He/Him

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
— James Baldwin

Alex Davis is a Nuleadership Apprentice Organizer at the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions (CNUS), an independent research, training and advocacy think tank that applies Human Justice to achieve public safety, racial equity, community investment, human development and well-being in society.  Founded and developed by academic professionals with prior experience within the criminal punishment system, the organization is the first of its kind in the country.

Alexander Davis was born and raised in Brooklyn, Crown Heights New York. Alex has gone through many systems, including the foster care of Administration of Children Service, the New York City Department of Probation and Riker’s Island of the NYC Department of Correction. Alex is a graduate of the Institute for Collaborative Education, as well as the ARCHES mentoring program which is how he first came to meet the family at the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions. Arches Alum. Alex is currently a Human Justice NuLeader-in-training.  He has dedicated his time to being a part of the Center for NuLeadership because of their investment in his human development, and their belief in his gifts, his potential and his ability to lead.

Alex came to the Center because he wanted to allow himself the freedom to pursue his own empowerment in a way that was beneficial to his community. When he made the change, he was struggling with being upset at the system. He came to understand that he could not rely on his anger to make decisions without holding himself accountable for those decisions.

Alex is passionate about the possibilities of transformation of human beings. He is passionate about changing the system from one of punishment, to one of healing and solutions. He believes there is a space for people who have been incarcerated and affected by the disinvestments in their neighborhoods, to build together and create communities of accountability that work to keep peace instead of punishment.

Alex’s many strengths include an insatiable love of positivity, an attitude that promotes the future and helps others find their potential, and an ability to help connect people with a more powerful vision of world and their own possibilities. Alex brings a wealth of knowledge in youth development and organizing to the center. He is also a remarkable and promising artists, and you can hear his music here: The Oppressor, by Alexander Davis.