Q: What about your life or work would you like other’s to know about you?
A: My life’s work is social justice, particularly for communities of color that have been left out of wealth creation. Prior to Neighborbuilt, I worked with international organizations serving the poorest populations across the world, under-resourced school districts in multiple cities, states serving low-income students and education entrepreneurs studying the impact of their ventures on students and teachers.
So why social justice? It’s a personal calling. Once my eyes were opened to issues of homelessness and poverty they were issues I couldn’t ignore. I found my impact in serving organizations working to prevent these issues for children and youth growing up in conditions that place them at greater risk. Now I get to build a business directly impacting these populations, hoping to change their life course.
At Neighborbuilt we’re working to make homeownership possible for even the lowest earners in society, which is incredibly exciting for me. Even more so, we’re looking to diversify neighborhoods while creating homes for people of varying income levels to live side-by-side and encouraging community amongst neighbors. These two things are rare in America due to housing segregation where racial residential segregation is the cause of several inequities our country faces today.