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Unique Brathwaite

Chief External Affairs Officer


Meet Unique: Unique has about twenty years of experience within the nonprofit sector. At CRE, she is responsible for fundraising and development, and the thought leadership, marketing, media, and digital media efforts of CRE. She is also responsible for and helping to shape the strategic direction of CRE through her role on the management team, as well as board development. 

A bit about her. Prior to joining the CRE team, she served as the Executive Director at LIFT-New York, a national nonprofit that supports parents in improving long-term economic security through financial and career coaching. Prior to LIFT, she was the Director of Staff and Program Development at the GO Project, an early academic intervention program, where she focused on program development and evaluation. Before GO, Unique served as the Director of Curricula at iMentor where she designed college and career focused curricula. She was featured in 2016 New York Nonprofit Media, 40 under 40. Proudly Brooklyn born and raised, Unique is a graduate of public schools and an alumna of Prep for Prep. She graduated from Barnard College and earned her M.A. degree at Rutgers University.

Psst, learn a little more. Unique continues to evolve in her life’s journey, which includes raising two beautiful sons, a joy she shares with her husband. Also known as a Karaoke Queen, Unique loves karaoke and is always ready for a sing-along or a sing-off!

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