Founder and President
Kofi Hormeku founded Nehemiah Economic Development, Inc. in 1994 with the goal of encouraging Economic growth in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Kofi received his Bachelor's of Science from St. Francis College and Masters of Science from the New School for Social Research ( the graduate school of management and urban policy). Kofi has 25 years experience in International Banking in conjunction with Edge Act Financial Institution as well as being a retired Case Worker with ACS. He has been married to Gloria Oboubi, a retired Registered Nurse for 40 years. They are the proud parents of 3 children, Lebene A. Hormeku (Boston University BA, MA, JD), Mawuli K. Hormeku (Boston College BA, M. ED. Columbia University, MA) and Egomeli K. Hormeku (University of Arizona BA). The improvement of Brownsville has been and continues to be Kofi's life work.
Mawuli K. Hormeku
Mawuli grew up in the Nehemiah homes with impactful memories of watching his Father fight to improve their community. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, received his Bachelor's of Art in Psychology and Master's of Education from Boston College. He then went on to receive an additional Masters of Arts in Educational Policy and Social Analysis from Columbia University's Teacher College. He has traveled the world extensively to research and lecture on the topics of Education and pedagogy. He has now returned to Ocean Hill-Brownsville and East New York to continue his Father's life work and ensure the continual improvement of the Community. Mawuli is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and volunteers alongside Brooklyn Public Library at the Stone Ave. Branch which he uses as an access point of educational services in the Community.