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Racial Equity


neith sankofa

An INVOCATION. In the tradition of the Liberatory Elite of our ancestors, the world is waiting for US to announce who we are, what we deserve, and how deliciously we want to receive and BE received. We make our own space by way of our presence. We answer with an embodied sacred yes to that[…]

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Curfew

Ayodele Harrison, Senior Partner of Education and Director of BMEsTalk for CommunityBuild Ventures, penned an article. According to the Changing the Odds report released in 2019 by The Annie E Casey Foundation, African Americans and whites together represent nearly 90 percent of the city’s total population – 52% African American and 37% white. Let these numbers sink in[…]

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spirituality in Black youth

Long before white missionaries came to the African continent to “civilize” African people, our ancestors were practicing a wide array of religions, spiritual practices, and traditional forms of worship. Our ancestors worshiped their own gods, goddesses, and their ancestors. And while many of our traditional religious practices were swept away on both sides of the[…]

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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[…]

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The THRIVE Thomasville Heights initiative was created in an effort to give members of Thomasville Heights access to financial resources to address community concerns. On Thursday, November 21st the participants celebrated the completion of year one of the program. This was in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Take a look at what[…]

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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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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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