Justine Porter is a social enterprise
Justine is a Manager of Advisory Services with the Democracy Collaborative, where she works on advisory and healthcare projects. Prior to starting this position, Justine worked in various grassroots and operational capacities for a number of organizations. Previous roles include Director of Operations for New Energy Events, an events company focused on Caribbean renewable energy policy; Development & Operations Manager for Della, a fair trade fashion company in Ghana; Grassroots Coordinator for Falling Whistles, a campaign for peace in the Congo; Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity and Arts & Outreach Coordinator for Hudson River Housing.
Justine has traveled and worked in 30+ countries since 2010. She holds dual degrees in International Relations and French Language from SUNY Geneseo and an MBA in Sustainability from Bard College.
The Democracy Collaborative’s new report Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges with Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions discusses the role of anchor institutions and collaboratives in leveraging the power of their economic assets to address social and economic disparities and to revitalize local communities.
The report focuses on the work of anchor institutions and partner organizations that have joined to form place-based networks, or anchor collaboratives, to develop, implement, and support shared goals and initiatives that advance equitable and inclusive economic development strategies. Anchor mission work is not easy, but our hope is that this state of the field report will provide information and assistance to groups wanting to do anchor mission work or to create anchor collaboratives.
- Submitted by john on March 18th, 2019
From January 16th to 18th, 2019 the second Anchor Collaborative Convening brought together 55 leaders and champions of anchor collaboratives from 25 communities across the US and Canada. The Democracy Collaborative would like to extend our immense gratitude to New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and to all of our participants who brought thoughtful, fun and creative energy throughout.
Anchor collaboratives are stronger and can accomplish goals that once seemed out of reach by combining efforts and resources. However, forming an anchor collaboration isn’t automatic; it takes effort and time to get institutions to see their common interests and potential alignment. The article discusses some ways it can work.
- Submitted by john on August 10th, 2018
On June 11th and 12th, The Anchor Collaborative Convening brought together 135 leaders and champions of anchor collaborations from 35 communities across the US and Canada. Read more about The Anchor Collaborative Convening ...