In this picture Nivali is standing in a room and she is smiling and wearing a Black T shirt that says Wheels for Winners on it with a gray open button-down shirt over it and black pants.

Each month Community Shares of Wisconsin presents the Backyard Hero Award to organizations and people making change happen in our community.

Nivali Mariam

Nivali Mariam is a diligent mechanic and a thoughtful board member for Wheels for Winners an organization that provides bicycles to individuals who perform community service. Nivali has translated materials into Spanish and produced an outreach video for Wheels for Winners’ growing Spanish-speaking audience.

Nivali has also helped promote events including Urban Triage’s “Voices of the Youth’s Ride & Grub!” in 2020 at which Wheels for Winners repaired and distributed bikes and provided helmets and locks.

As a trusted and well-connected resource within the Latinx community, Nivali has helped Wheels for Winners see a new and steady stream of bike earners who contribute to the community in ways that directly promote cycling. With Nivali’s efforts, Wheels for Winners is making strides in increasing access to cycling within communities of color.

Thank you, Nivali!

The Backyard Hero Awards are sponsored by 105.5 Triple M, Isthmus, and Budget Signs.

If you would like to nominate a Backyard Hero for 2023 feel free to click on this link for the form.


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