If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

Ella Baker, whose organizational expertise and vision for powerful social movements through democratic and collective strategies proved essential for the successes of the civil rights movements of the 1940s through the 1960s, as well as the future of social movements in general.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I believe that all deserve equal access to opportunities, so I work to understand and eliminate the barriers that prevent people from fulfilling their potentials.

Host Site Overview

Nuestra Comunidad is devoted to building the wealth and enhancing the physical, economic, and social well-being of Roxbury and other underserved populations in greater Boston through a community-driven process that promotes self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization.

Host Site Project

Nuestra’s Asset Management department is developing a new service for the CDC, Asset Management services to other Community Development Corporations in their work to provide affordable housing to low-income and “at risk” individuals and families. We currently offer these services to three CDCs and expect to be supporting a fourth by early 2015. The New Sector AmeriCorps RISE Fellow will play a key role in helping develop strategy, execution plans, materials, and tools that guide the scaling of this service offering to more CDCs supporting communities.