Darius Yorel Nix, best known as Dee Nix, is the ultimate example of possibility. For this reason, he understands the plights that seek to threaten the communities that Nix grew up in and the same ones where he has served as an educator for the past 18 years. Running for the 1st Congressional District of Illinois is anchored in his compassion to see the youth of those vulnerable neighborhoods, who are often overlooked, have access to the same tools as their counterparts so that they can compete on global levels.
Bridging the gap between the charter school and public school models remains at the top of Nix’ educational initiatives. Nix is also committed to bringing necessary funding to the most underserved communities to impact issues such as food deserts, small business vitality and lack of employment and training.