Nicholas Solano is the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley, a local non-profit organization that provides reconstruction services for low-income homeowners. Mr. Solano joined the organization in 2011 and has worked in many capacities, including leadership, fundraising, compliance, and communication. After procuring several grants in 2012, Mr. Solano was selected to the Board of Directors. His continued devotion to clients and desire to address social inequities made him a rising leader in the organization.
On October 25, 2012, Mr. Solano was chosen by the Board of Directors to assume the role of Executive Director. He plans to utilize this new role to build lasting community partnerships, reach out to local businesses and organizations, increase the number of projects per year, and passionately advocate for those who need help the most. Mr. Solano encourages other non-profit agencies, social services, volunteers, and businesses to contact him if they would like to learn more about how to help.
“We have an incredible group of compassionate and knowledgeable people in our organization,” Solano began. “Fortunately, these people have significant roots in the community and important connections. But in order for us to grow and serve our clientele most effectively, we need even more people on board with our cause. Let’s work together to provide the people of Mohawk Valley with a vital service and basic human need: safe, affordable, and sustainable housing.”
Mr. Solano is currently finishing his degree in government and economics at Hamilton College. During his time there, he has worked at the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center and the Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center. Additionally, Mr. Solano has participated in many other outreach and leadership initiatives. While off-campus, he worked with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston. His experiences reflect a sustained commitment to public service, and a strong desire to bring about social change.