Center on Policy Initiatives
Nathaniel A. Tate is an Organizer at the Center on Policy Initiatives. Born and raised on the Eastside of Detroit to a city accountant and Protestant Pastor. He finished high school at Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, CA. In 2009 he graduated from San Diego Culinary Institute with a discipline in Baking and Pastry. Throughout his 12 year hospitality career, both front of the house and as baker/cook, he was employed at award winning resorts and casinos throughout San Diego County. Each step along the way building relationships with his diverse array of co-workers, learning more about their stories.
In 2018 he joined the staff of Unite HERE Local 30 as an Organizer. He’s helped with hotel contract negotiations, job readiness programs throughout the country, and led workers in civic engagement programs. He has led canvasser trainings and logistics for various electoral campaigns in San Diego, Reno (NV), and Atlanta (GA). Through his work with his church’s youth group to develop leadership and public speaking skills, volunteering with CLIMB San Diego, or the Civic Engagement work he’s done at Alliance San Diego, Nathaniel has been committed to encouraging and empowering the working class, immigrant, and Black populations of San Diego.