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Feature Story philgilchrist

Running an arts nonprofit during COVID-19 is not impossible. It just requires some creativity.

CI+OVID-19 has required a big shift in our thinking in terms of virtual programming when what we've done for so long is rely on that in-person experience. I think we've done a really good job with that, though it hasn't been without its trial and error.

Feature Story colebethanyyoakum

Pontiac's Micah 6 asks 'How can we help?'

Micah 6 is just the right size to answer needs in our community. We're not so big that we can’t adjust our focus because we’re writing change proposals to our large grantors, but we’re not so small that we can’t think beyond a few families that we serve.

Innovator Doria Robinson

Doria RobinsonUrban Tilth

As Executive Director of Urban Tilth, Doria Robinson is helping her community of Richmond, California to build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system.

Innovator Terence Patterson

Terence PattersonDowntown Memphis Commission

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. 

Innovator Brandan "Bmike" Odums

Brandan "Bmike" OdumsStudio BE

Brandan "Bmike" Odums is a filmmaker and artist whose current solo exhibition space, Studio BE, educates New Orleans youth on powerful figures and important moments in Black history and the civil rights movement. 

Innovator Judy Reese Morse

Judy Reese MorseCity of New Orleans

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. 

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