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Patrick Kennelly
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:43 am
Director Marquette University Center for Peacemaking FOCUS Patrick believes that the challenges faced by urban neighborhoods can be solved rather than managed. He envisions urban communities transformed from neighborhoods of last resort to destination neighborhoods for families of all incomes; communities where throughout their lives people are successful and healthy; places where businesses thrive, children… View Article
William P. Jackson
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:39 am
Chief Dreamer Village of Wisdom FOCUS William imagines a day when parents of black children don’t have to prepare them for the emotional and mental harm that is associated with experiencing racial discrimination. In fact, William imagines a day where the schools black children attend feed and grow their mental and emotional health by affirming… View Article
Danielle Howa Pendergrass
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:35 am
DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC Eastern Utah Women’s Health, LLC FOCUS Settled by immigrants, Carbon County, Utah, once boasted 54 different nationalities that worked together in coal mines and on the railroads to build our industrial community. Like many rural communities, Carbon County is disproportionally affected by health disparities, economic instability, and inequitable opportunity. In honoring our… View Article
Larry Hiscock
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:27 am
Community Partnerships Manager M Health Fairview FOCUS The focus of Larry’s work in the Twin Cities region is to cultivate a culture of health that expects all communities—regardless of geography, race, or ethnicity—receive the investment, access to power, and opportunity its members require to live full, healthy lives in which all are treated fairly. Currently,… View Article
Vaishnavi Hariprasad
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:25 am
Community Partnerships Manager CO Blueprint to End Hunger FOCUS Vaishnavi’s vision for a Culture of Health is to eliminate barriers and break down structural racism so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of where they come from. Currently in the United States, where we live—and which neighborhood we grew up in—is directly tied… View Article
Mariah Gladstone
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:22 am
Founder Indigikitchen FOCUS Mariah grew up in urban areas in Montana, only recognizing the consequence of food deserts after spending summers with her family on the Blackfeet Reservation. Diet-related health problems are prevalent in Indian Country, with half of Native youth expected to develop Type II Diabetes in their lifetimes. Forty miles from the nearest… View Article
Helga Garza
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:21 am
Executive Director Agri-Cultura Cooperative Network FOCUS Inspired by justice, guided by an ancestral ceremonial agricultural calendar, and engaging community through a holistic intergenerational approach, Helga Garza is committed to an environmental economy. Her work includes developing healthy markets that strengthen the local food system, preserving New Mexico’s historic culture, and tradition in sustainable agriculture. Through… View Article
Rex Fowler
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:18 am
Chief Executive Officer Hartford Community Loan Fund FOCUS Rex lives in Hartford, Connecticut, and works in the field of community development finance. Once the country’s richest city, Hartford is now a city with rich racial and ethnic diversity, but where one-third of its residents live in poverty, despite its status as the capital of the… View Article
Hailey Easley
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:16 am
Executive Director Austin Asian Community Health Initiative FOCUS With Austin’s Asian population doubling every 12 years, it is the fastest growing demographic group in the city and the fastest growing Asian community out of the nation’s 30 largest cities. Austin’s Asian population is comprised of dozens of ethnic subgroups, each with their own language, social… View Article
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