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CENTER NEW COMMUNITY

Center for New Community tracks organized bigotry and equips grassroots movements to mobilize a powerful force for justice, fairness, and opportunity.

For nearly two decades, Center for New Community has had significant impact through its organizing initiatives across the nation, and is widely recognized for its work to counter racism and organized bigotry. The Center is governed by a national Board of Directors, and is based in Chicago, Illinois. The Center’s work is conducted locally and nationally with a diverse group of partner organizations.

The Center for New Community remains committed to countering the reality of racism and bigotry in America. It was founded on the principle that a concerted, long-term effort to address issues of social, economic, and racial justice, is both necessary and achievable.

CNC is hiring a new Executive Director! See the job posting here for more information on how to apply.

CENTER FOR NEW COMMUNITY STAFF & BOARD MEMBERS

Our Staff
Jill Garvey
Executive Director

Kalia Abiade
Advocacy Director

Aaron Flanagan
Director of Research

Anu Joshi
Campaign Manager



 Lindsay Schubiner
Senior Program Manager



 Karl Schuster
Operations Manager


Fellows
Hannah Klemm
Board of Directors
Mana Tahaie, Chair
Director of Mission Impact, YWCA Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma



Jennifer Blatz, Vice Chair
Campaign Manager
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Catherine Brown, Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer
Chicago Public Library Foundation

Chicago, Illinois

Nick Torres
, Secretary
Program Coordinator

New Haven, Connecticut

Rev. Noel Andersen
Grassroots Coordinator for Immigrants’ Rights
Church World Service
Washington, D.C.


Sam Fulwood, III
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Washington, D.C.


Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D
Director of Programs, Proteus Fund
Amherst, Massachusetts

Kristin Kumpf
Director of Organizing
The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society
Washington, D.C.

Esther Lopez
Director, Civil Rights and Community Action Department

UFCW International Union

Washington, D.C.