Our participants have been telling us loud and clear that they want to learn more about community wealth building and community ownership strategies, not surprisingly, as these are currently critical topics in community development.
How should community leaders manage the opportunity to spend trillions of dollars of federal funding on economic recovery in ways that begin to realize the promise of racial justice? In a July 9 roundtable of CCI staff and fellows, one answer to this question rose above all the others: ask the right questions.
Through the support of CommonSpirit and Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities, Uplift San Bernardino has partnered with Arts Connection and the San Bernardino Neighborhood Associations to create a long-term project called Blocks of Care.
In this installment of CCI's four-part series spotlighting Black women alumnae of our Fulcrum Fellowship, Ja'Net Defell discusses a shift from a needs framework to an opportunity framework when investing in Black communities.