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.
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.
This February, CCI is spotlighting four Black women alumnae of our Fulcrum Fellowship, who will share their visions for how to center Black people in community development. The series begins with Joanna Trotter, Senior Director of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust.
At this moment when we as a country are confronting our history of racism, we're highlighting some of our Fulcrum Fellows of color who are attending to the needs of their communities in ways that position them for equitable long-term recovery, rethinking, and rebuilding.
This week, we interviewed Fulcrum Fellow Joanna Trotter, Senior Director of Community Impact at The Chicago Community Trust (The Trust), a community foundation working to improve the lives of people across the Chicago region.