Rebecca Cordes Chan

Fulcrum Fellows

2022 - 2023

Focus Area:
Community and Economic DevelopmentRacial Equity
Friends of the Rail Park
Executive Director
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rebecca Cordes Chan is the Executive Director of the Friends of the Rail Park, the organization dedicated to bringing the Rail Park— a three-mile greenway and infrastructure reuse project—to life. Prior to joining the Rail Park, Rebecca was the program officer for the National Economic Development and Creative Placemaking programs at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where she managed a portfolio of projects focused on using arts- and culturally-based strategies as tools for inclusive economic development. She received her MS from the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design, and a BA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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