Neil Trivedi
Unity For Equality Founder and CEO

Neil Trivedi Unity For Equality Founder and CEO, Neil Trivedi began working in 2008, when he joined civic and community boards to influence change in local areas. He observed current hardships people were experiencing due to difficulty in finding employment, financial problems, the presence of discrimination, inequality in opportunities, struggles with the immigration system, lack of access to education, and challenges in obtaining health insurance. Neil formed a group in his neighborhood to tackle these issues, going as far as to voice collective concerns to elected leaders.

During his high school years at John Bowne High School, Neil partnered as an advocate with the New York City Department of Education Chancellor to fight corruption inside of public schools. Neil served in the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol for 10 years, and was also in Air Force JROTC as a student in John Bowne High School. Upon graduation, Neil was elected District Leader, where he continued the fight for reform in the areas of Social Justice, Immigrants’ Rights, Employment Opportunities, Gender Equality, Tenant Rights, Safety, and Animal Rights.

In 2015, Neil met with community activists at a restaurant in Long Island and officially formed Unity For Equality to help provide the tools and resources that constituents needed to thrive and succeed. Its objectives involve Immigration Guidance, Legal Services, Educational Services, and Financial Services. Keeping consistent with his devotion to public service, he has been a guest speaker at college events in order to inspire millennial involvement.

He holds a BA in Government and Politics from St John’s University.



The Hardship Chronicles shares the story of Neil’s quest to understand global poverty and to find powerful new ways to tackle it. From his first stumbling efforts as a young idealist in the world to the creation of Unity For Equality, Neil brings us insightful stories and unforgettable characters – from women dancing in a Indian slum, to young boys selling artificial items on the roads, to courageous women fighting against inequality, to entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds.