L. Nathan "Nate" Hare

Executive Director, Community Action Organization of Erie County

L. Nathan Hare is the CEO of the Community Action Organization of Erie County, where he has led Erie County’s War on Poverty agency into a highly visible role in advocacy and program services. Nathan is a noted scholar and teacher of both Christian education and classical African history and culture. He is an African Story Teller, a Playwright and Author. He has written an Introduction to African Civilization entitled, “Return To Promise,” “the Role of the Church in the African American Rise to Freedom,” and has written and produced two plays, “The Fight for Freedom: David Walker’s Appeal,” and Djhuity’s Tears.

Nathan is a lifelong resident of the City of Buffalo who has been involved in some aspect of youth employment, youth training and education, foster care, or juvenile justice for more than 35 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Medaille College in Business Management, and a Masters in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.