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Black people are experiencing grief on many levels.  The reality of a medical pandemic has killed one in every 645 Black people.  The on-going racial pandemic of white supremacy continues to prevent Black communities from thriving.   Black people need a space to begin to process grief and have practices for the journey ahead.  Trust[…]

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It’s a known fact that the average person spends ⅓ of their lives in the workplace. Still, that statement doesn’t account for commute time, mandatory overtime, later hours at the office, or the never-ending phone calls or emails that many supervisors expect answered even outside of work hours. Today’s society is driven by instant gratification,[…]

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What is “Brave Space”?  At CommunityBuild Ventures, we define it as a structured space to allow participants to be their most authentic selves and lean in more deeply in conversations centered on racial equity.  Why do we engage in Brave Space Building?  When a team of professionals seeks to understand, embrace, and embody racial equity[…]

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According to the US Department of Education, 50% of students receiving public education are nonwhite[1]. Studies show that Black students with same-race teachers are 13% more likely to graduate from high school and 19% more likely to go to college[2], and less likely to require disciplinary action such as suspension or expulsion. Black teachers make[…]

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To remedy and reverse the equity challenges present within our schools, school leadership teams must close the gap between their mission statement and their entire community’s lived experiences – parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators, staff, and students. To achieve world-class, equitable schools that effectively serve Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students, CommunityBuild Ventures (CBV) offers research and[…]

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CommuntiyBuild Ventures proclaims 2021 as #BlackBold. We pursue the creativity, boldness, and resilience of our ancestors to advance toward liberation. The resilience of our ancestors is rooted in centering self-care and healing. As we are all reeling from a year of tremendous human loss and acknowledgment and amplification of white supremacy, #BlackBold must include acknowledging[…]

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