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racial equity


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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CommunityBuild Ventures is proclaiming December as the Month of Gratitude! Our practice of Brave Space Building uses gratitude as an important building block to help participants be their most authentic selves.  It invites hopefulness and opens the door to infinite possibilities. We are so grateful for what this year has taught us about resiliency, love[…]

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The process of remedying and reversing the equity challenges present within schools goes beyond the outlandish policies of leaders or the efforts of administrators. All stakeholders involved in education have a role to play. In this article, we shall discuss what we as individuals can do to improve our schools’ quality, fairness, and inclusion. As[…]

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While the world was watching the election reports, I was laughing with Mo Amer and Gina Yashere; coloring; and eating my taco Tuesday meal prepared by my hubby.  I was also intermittently browsing through my social media to check-in on my communities.  I received prayers, funny videos and affirmations that summarized all is well.   During[…]

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In this recent season of the national awakening of the atrocities experienced by by BIPOC, many organizations are beginning to question their practices. We have experienced organizations erroneously interchange DEI with racial equity. Here is our take on the difference between DEI and racial equity. What are your thoughts on the difference between racial equity[…]

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CBV philanthropy

Philanthropy Together is a  new national initiative to scale and strengthen the collective giving movement. They seek to democratize and diversify philanthropy through the power of giving circles! On July 30, 2020, Philanthropy Together held their first Racial Equity Community of Practice webinar. This is the first of a 6-month commitment that more than 75 giving[…]

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What are your reflections regarding the current climate in our country? Natasha A. Harrison, President and CEO of CommunityBuild Ventures, shares her reflection on this moment after the lynchings of #BreonnaTaylor, #GeorgeFloyd, and #RayshardBrooks. Press play and listen. Then share your reflections.  At this moment, what are you feeling? How are you working through this[…]

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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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