1. Community in Government: Addressing Racial Equity within the System

    November 15, 2019

    By Aaron Neal.   Aaron serving a government employee at the Sustainability Action Agenda picnic where we thanked, honored, and planned with stakeholders, government employees, and Detroit community for support in releasing Detroit’s first sustainability plan.   Working in Non-Profits and doing community engaged work I was not initially excited about the prospect of working Read more

  2. Working Behind the Scenes: The Small but Necessary Projects for Advancing an Organizational Mission

    November 12, 2019

    By Kamari Durley. In early August, nearing the conclusion of my summer fellowship experience with the Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative (VEJC), I scheduled the last of my two informational interviews with Quan Williams. Quan is currently the Civic Engagement Coordinator at the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy however she also has a Master’s degree Read more

  3. The Transformative Power of an Equity Lens

    November 1, 2019

    Jeffrey Wong This summer, among the verdant hills of Vermont, I had the pleasure to work with the incredible team at the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a nonprofit dedicated to advancing climate mitigation and adaptation action through trainings and capacity building for industry, governments, and local communities in the US and abroad. I joined Read more

  4. “That It’s Not Just Dollars and Cents” and Other Lessons I’ve Learned from Philanthropy

    October 10, 2019

    By Karen Goldburg. When I first started working in the nonprofit field, I was intrigued by the concept of grantmaking.  I was amazed that philanthropic groups could afford large sums of money to nonprofits, in order for those organizations to carry out their programmatic efforts.  From this vantage point, it seemed to me that foundations Read more