Community Building Practice
I have 20 years of practitioner experience in community economic development, community-based research, community organizing, program evaluation, collaborative project management, placemaking, urban planning and design, electoral politics, strategic communication consulting, and other social change advocacy work. Below are a sample of projects I co-led in various roles.
Hollywood Community Studio
Three year social research and community engagement project investigating neighborhood change and catalyzing planning efforts in Central and East Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative
The NELA RC project was a multi-year and multi-sector community planning, economic development, engagement, and social research project that aimed at engaging local communities towards envisioning the L.A. River and riverfront neighborhoods in Northeast L.A.
Chinatown Anti-Displacement Project
Taking a proactive approach against displacement in Chicago's Chinatown, this collaborative project produced a community research report, map, and walking tour advocating for an equitable and inclusive Chinatown.