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Thursday, December 15, 2016
As Executive Director of
, Doria Robinson is helping her community of Richmond, California to build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Terence Patterson is President and CEO of the
Downtown Memphis Commission
, and is using his diverse background in corporate finance, corporate law, and education policy to lead the effort of making Downtown Memphis a better place to work, live, learn, invest, and visit.
Brandan "Bmike" Odums
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Brandan "Bmike" Odums is a filmmaker and artist whose current solo exhibition space,
, educates New Orleans youth on powerful figures and important moments in Black history and the civil rights movement.
Judy Reese Morse
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
In the wake of two catastrophic environmental disasters, the City of New Orleans has an eye on racial equity and Deputy Mayor Judy Reese Morse is leading the charge.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Tayyib Smith is the co-founder of Philadelphia-based
Little Giant Creative
Institute of Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship
, and the soon-to-launch Creative Cities Lab. All of his projects are rooted in a passion for social justice and economic equitability.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Pamela Lewis is the Director of the Detroit-based
New Economy Initiative
, the largest philanthropically led economic development initiative in the United States.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Maitreyi Roy is the Executive Director of
in Philadelphia, the first botanic garden in the country. A landscape architect by training, she has spent almost 25 years looking at community greening issues through the lens of urban development.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Gene Powell is the co-founder of
, which brings the area's innovators and creators together for networking and idea-sharing once a month, as well as
, Toledo's first co-working space.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Alfa Demmellash is the CEO and co-founder of
Rising Tide Capital
, a nonprofit organization that builds communities of self-sustaining entrepreneurs by focusing on knowledge and social capital.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Jorge Blandón is Vice President of the Oakland-based
Family Independence Initiative
, a national nonprofit that leverages technology and data for low-income families to lead their own change.
Angela Glover Blackwell
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Angela Glover Blackwell is the President and CEO of
, a national research and action institute that advances economic and social equity through policy work and by connecting people already doing such work on the ground.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
James Johnson-Piett is the principal and CEO of New York-based
, a community development venture that utilizes a community's greatest resource to build dynamic neighborhoods in underserved areas: the community itself.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Steve Barlow is a partner in
Brewer & Barlow PLC
, a civil justice law firm based in Memphis, and co-founder of
Neighborhood Preservation, Inc
., a nonprofit established to resolve vacant property and abandonment challenges in the city.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Gabriel Mandujano is the founder and CEO of Philadelphia-based
Wash Cycle Laundry
, a triple-bottom-line social enterprise that provides much-needed corporate laundry services while also providing green economy jobs to folks returning to the workforce.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Adele London is the Director of Business Development of the
Good Work Network
in New Orleans, a small business resource center that works to provide economic opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses.
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