NLEN Participating in CFED Racial Wealth Divide Initiative

North Lawndale Employment Network has been invited to participate in the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) Racial Wealth Divide Initiative to build High Impact Nonprofits of Color.

This multi-city initiative, in partnership with Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership and funded with support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation, will provide local organizations of color with the training and support needed to increase capacity and strengthen community asset-building. It has also produced reports and information on the local impacts of hte racial wealth gap. Click here to view the report on the racial wealth gap in Chicago.

NLEN's Program Vision Board for CFED

View NLEN’s CFED Vision Board

The goals of the Building High Impact Nonprofits of Color Initiative are to:

  • assist in developing high-impact nonprofit organizations of color focused on advancing economic opportunity;
  • build an understanding of the intersection of income, assets and the racial wealth divide;
  • establish networks across sectors to have lasting local influence and advance social change;
  • improve relationships between organizations of color, local organizations and asset-building institutions; and,
  • equip organizations of color to participate and become a leading voice in local and national asset-building conversations.