Nicole Lewis '03

Washington, D.C.
Lewis serves as the chief executive officer of Generation Hope, an organization that she founded in 2010. After completing college as a teen mother, she wanted to help other teen parents earn their college degrees and achieve successful futures. Prior to founding Generation Hope, Lewis worked with other nonprofit organizations dedicated to youth and poverty, providing expertise in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing and public relations. She is a nationally known author and speaker on topics such as teen pregnancy and parenting, youth development, goal achievement and self-empowerment. She has been honored by several organizations, including Women in Government and Zonta. Lewis holds a master’s degree in social policy and communication from George Mason University. She was named the 2013 Distinguished Alumna by George Mason University’s School of Public Policy for her innovative work with youth through the founding of Generation Hope.