Bertha Lewis (activist)
Bertha Lewis (born 1951) was the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Organizer of ACORN, which was a nonprofit social justice organization with headquarters in New York City, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. until it disbanded in 2010.
She graduated from Hanover College. Appointed in May 2008, Ms. Lewis oversees the operations of its 400,000 strong membership, which is active in over 110 cities across the country. A 16-year veteran of the organization, Ms. Lewis was most recently the Executive Director of ACORN’s New York affiliate and is a founding co-chair of the New York Working Families Party.
- 2004 Citizen Activist Award of the Gleitsman Foundation for her work in public education reform.
- 2005 Leon Bogues award for community and political activism, by New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc.
- 2007 100 Most Influential Women of New York, by Crains magazine 
- 2006 “Influentials” in politics by New York magazine
- "CEO Says ACORN 'Isn't Dead Yet'", NPR, Deborah Tedford, March 23, 2010
- "ACORN CEO Reflects On The Group's Hard Times", NPR, March 23, 2010
- "Bertha Lewis", Huffington Post
- "TIME Least Influential People of 2010"
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