Racial equity must involve the most impacted in the creation and implementation of policies and practices. #CBV was encouraged by the inspiring models of grantmaking led by community members. They are challenging the narrative about who is really positioned to transform communities. We highlight the amazing work from: THRIVE Thomasville Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund[…]
By Natasha Harrison advocacy, Community Engagement, Culture Transformation, Justice, Racial Equity, Strategy Dec 24, 2020
In this video, Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner of CBV and Director of BMEsTalk, shares his gratitude for his team of BMEsTalk CHAT moderators. Andre Daughty and Darryl Diggs, 2 of the 5 moderators, then describe how their experience as chat moderators have positively impacted them personally and professionally. What are you grateful for in 2020?
In this short piece, J. Tristan Hall shares his gratitude for having a Black Male Educator affinity space. Mr. Hall is an Assistant Principal based in Philadelphia, PA. He has been connected to the #BMEsTalk community for over 3 years.
Equity Centered School Improvements requires everyone – the parent, the school, the community. To achieve equity in schools it’s essential to measure fairness, inclusion and achievement while creating a safe and conducive environment for all students to learn, grow and develop. Improvement in our educational system is a continuous process. For optimum results there is[…]
Thank you Change Philanthropy! Our CommunityBuild Ventures’ President & CEO, Natasha Harrison, recently attended the 2019 Change Unity Summit. In addition, CommunityBuild Ventures was a proud sponsor. While there she and the team learned strategies for utilizing power to advance philanthropic equity. Change-makers gathered in heart wrenching and progressive conversations. The collective energy was indicating[…]
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[…]
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[…]