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Natasha Harrison

The CommunityBuild Ventures Team is excited to be celebrated by the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Check Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s blog here. The THRIVE Thomasville Heights is an example of what community development can look like. It is an example of what happens when philanthropy allows community leaders to determine what their community[…]

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Since 2003, The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) has been the premier civil rights organization for the the Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) community. It is an organization dedicated to empowerment, advocacy, and the advancement of the LGBTQ/SGL community. Their commitment to the community is why I was elated[…]

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Thomasville Heights

Atlanta is a city in transition. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, gentrification and displacement is common. However, one neighborhood in southeast Atlanta is challenging the narrative and creating real, lasting community change. When a group of philanthropists decided they wanted to help a community without imposing their will on it, the[…]

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Do you know how to re-engage your students after summer break? We are headed back to school. Well, not quite yet. Summer has just begun. We thought this repost from Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner, would give you some good tips for back to school. Here are three things teachers can do to effectively re-engage students[…]

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What is the black card and how can we have stronger ally relationships? As part of our A New Way to Thrive Facebook Live Series, Natasha Harrison, CommunityBuild Ventures President & CEO invites Jen Willsea, CBV network consultant, to explore a topic through an experience at a recent consultant meeting. Learn more about #ANewWayToThrive signature[…]

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The life of a student-athlete is very demanding and stressful. So much so that many quit participating in the sport they love, while others turn to unhealthy behaviors to cope. Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner and former D1 scholarship athlete, has created a platform for high school and college students, parents, guardians, and coaches to discuss the[…]

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