Trish Tchume Joins the Center for Community Change as Leadership Program Director
by Community Change | August 1, 2017 11:55 am
For Immediate Release: Monday, July 31
Contact: Donna De La Cruz, [email protected] (202) 339-9331
Tchume Will Lead CCC’s Leadership Development Efforts, including the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity Program
(WASHINGTON)—Community Change today named Trish Tchume as its Leadership Program Director. In this role, Tchume will lead CCC’s leadership development efforts, including managing CCC’s participation in the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity Program and developing a leadership development pilot for Community Change staff and partner staff.
Tchume has spent the bulk of her career in network development and leadership advancement. She has most recently served as a Network Organizer for Within Our Lifetime: A Network to End Racism, and as the inaugural Executive Director of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Prior to that Tchume served as the Director of Civic Engagement for the Building Movement Project and the Director of Training for Idealist.org.
“We are thrilled to welcome Trish to CCC, and know she will bring tremendous assets to our growing leadership development work. Trish has proven her commitment to social and racial justice, and we look forward to working with her in this new role,” shares Dorian Warren, Vice President of Center for Community Change. “Trish will lay the foundation for a staff leadership development pilot for Community Change and partner groups, with an emphasis on working with women, people of color, and women of color staff – developing a curriculum and related supports to help these leaders succeed in social change roles with greater responsibilities. This important work, along with Trish’s role with the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity program, will create lasting impact in and for the communities with which we work.”
The AFRE program – conceived, designed and led in partnership with renowned champions of racial equity – will enable visionary activists, authors and artists, among others, to enhance their understanding of anti-black racism and strengthen their strategic capacity, individual skills and professional networks to lead successful movements for racial equity in their communities, countries and around the world. Community Change is one of the founding partners of the program.
Community Change for Community Change’s mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. Community Change empowers the people most affected by injustice to lead movements to improve policies that affect their lives. For more information go to www.communitychange.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @communitychange