Race to Lead: A Presentation by the Building Movement Project | Wed May 30, 2018
A presentation on why there are so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector
This event is part of a year-long learning series, celebrating and highlighting the 50th year anniversary of PACE.
The Building Movement Project surveyed more than 4,000 respondents about their current nonprofit job, interest in leading a nonprofit, training/supports, views of leadership, and personal background. The findings from the survey challenge the way the nonprofit sector has been approaching the racial leadership gap. They show more similarities than differences in the background and preparation between white respondents and people of color, and point to the need to transfer the responsibility for the racial leadership gap from those who are targeted by it (aspiring leaders of color), to those setting the norms and standards for nonprofit organizations and the sector.
About the Presenter:
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld co-directs the Building Movement Project, with a special focus on BMP’s work on service and social change. Prior to joining the BMP staff, Sean spent a decade working in various roles at the Center for Community Change. At CCC, he developed training programs for grassroots leaders, worked in CCC’s communications and policy departments where he coordinated online and grassroots advocacy efforts, and lobbied on a range of issues, including immigration reform, transportation equity and anti-poverty programs. Before joining the Center, Sean worked as a Policy Analyst at the National Council of La Raza, where he focused on employment and income security issues. Sean holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Multicultural Studies from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
The deadline to RSVP is May 23, 2018. Light snacks will be provided for presentation attendees.
The Opportunity Fund
Pittsburgh Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle
Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE)