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Member Highlight – Yutaka Tamura – Executive Director of nXu

Yutaka Tamura, Executive Director at nXu

Member Highlight

Yutaka Tamura – Executive Director of nXu

What are some interesting points about you?What do you do?

Akin to the Boy and Girl Scouts that help youth navigate the wilderness, nXu cultivates a sense of purpose in high school age youth, helping them develop their inner compass as well as the skills necessary to navigate the 21st century wilderness.  As an emerging youth-driven network, we bring together racially and socioeconomically diverse cohorts of high schoolers from different school types for unconventional, immersive, city-based purpose explorations fueled by a volunteer team of coaches. nXu participants take advantage of their home city—from parks and museums to companies and nonprofits—as a foundational resource to understand themselves, build their community, broaden their perspectives, and, most importantly, develop a sense of purpose.

I’m founder of Excel Academy Charter Schools and served for several years as the Chief Operating Officer of Relay Graduate School of Education.  I spent the first several years of my career as a management consultant at The Parthenon Group. I earned my B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College, and earned my MAT with distinction from Relay Graduate School of Education.

Why do you cowork?

Given my team is dispersed nationally, coworking allows me to have a sense of community.  It also allows me to work flexibly.

What you love about Works Progress?

The warm, non-corporate vibe.