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In 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was founded as the first institution of higher education for African-Americans with the purpose of equipping and empowering students of diverse backgrounds to be visionary leaders in their chosen fields. Nearly 200 years later, there are over 100 HBCUs scattered across the South and Midwest, but over 50 years[…]

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When you hear the term “self-care” what images come to mind? Most often I hear responses along the lines of a bubble bath, uninterrupted time to binge watch a favorite show, getting nails done, or an afternoon nap.  Yes, these can all be forms of self-care however to get the most benefit from any self-care[…]

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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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