Mom - Advocate - Leader
Attica Scott is a Community Coach with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) which is a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute where she serves on the CHR&R Health Equity Work Group.
Attica served as the District 1 representative to Louisville Metro Council from 2011-2014 and served as Chair of the Ad Hoc Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee and Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Vacant Properties Committee. She was a member of the Labor & Economic Development Committee, Public Safety Committee and Sustainability Committee.
She was an English immersion teacher in Taining County in Fujian Province, China in summer 2015. Attica was an Adjunct Faculty member at Jefferson Community and Technical College (from 2013-2015) where she taught a course on “Achieving Academic Success” and was an Adjunct Faculty member at Bellarmine University from 2009-2011 where she taught courses on “Social Networking for Social Justice,” “Economic Recovery and Global Justice,” and “Labor Unions and Community Organizing.” She served as Coordinator of Kentucky Jobs with Justice from 2004-2012 and has been a consultant to local, regional and national groups on issues of diversity, strategic assessment and planning and conducting difficult dialogues.
In 2004, Attica participated in the first-ever leadership retreat for young women of color organizational directors sponsored by the National Women’s Alliance. In 2005, she was selected to serve as a Forum Fellow for the Courier-Journal and featured in “People to Watch” in Louisville Magazine. In 2006, Attica was featured in “The Climb” in Business First as a Greater Louisville young professional who is making a difference. In 2007, she was one of two recipients of a Respite Award from the National Organizers Alliance for more than five years of non-stop community organizing in Kentucky and Tennessee. From 2008 to 2009, she was a co-host on “The Streets Are Talking” on B96.5FM — Louisville’s station for hip hop and R&B – and provided regular commentary on “From the Corner to the Courthouse” on the sister station of 101.3FM.
In 2010, she graduated from the first class of Emerge Kentucky which prepares Democratic women to run for office and was recognized as a Connector by Leadership Louisville as a civic and non-profit community leader who is making a difference in our region. She was awarded the 2011 national “Woman of Vision” Award by the Ms. Foundation for Women. Attica was a 2013 member of the Bingham Fellows of Leadership Louisville focusing on creating a smart food culture in the Louisville area and that same year was a featured Daughter of Greatness at the Muhammad Ali Center.
In 2014, she helped to pass pivotal legislation on Louisville Metro Council including a Ban the Box ordinance and the historic minimum wage ordinance, as well as a resolution to restore voting rights to Kentuckians who have served their debt to society. In 2015, she was named a West Louisville Connector by the Leadership Louisville Center.
Attica provides leadership to a number of non-profit Board of Directors including Seven Counties Services, Building Hope Kentucky, La Casita Center, Kling Center, Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, Shively Area Ministries, the Women’s Network Commonwealth Institute for Policy Issues and Civic Engagement Board of Fellows and New Directions Housing Corporation. She previously served on the boards of Restorative Justice Louisville, National Organizers Alliance (Secretary), Community Development Corporation at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, Hispanic/Latino Coalition of Louisville, Democracy Resource Center, Equality Coalition for Housing Opportunities, Center for Labor Education and Research Advisory Board at the University of Kentucky, among many others.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Knoxville College (a historically Black college) and a graduate degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee. Attica is a certified anti-racism trainer through Crossroads Ministry and the Commission on Religion in Appalachia.
Her proudest accomplishment is being a mom to Advocate and Ashanti.