Ronnie Galvin has committed his life’s work to community building, community organizing, and social change. Most recently he worked at the Center for Community Change in Washington, DC where he served as Sr. Advisor on the Center’s Reinvestment Team, with a focus on building grassroots and national power that can amplify a demand for massive reinvestments in Black communities that have been traumatized by the American political economy. Ronnie was specifically tasked with organizing Black faith leaders, theological thinkers, and spiritual practitioners to help shape moral imagination and inspire movement building energy in support of the Reinvestment Team’s work.
Prior to his work at CCC Ronnie served as the Executive Director for Impact Silver Spring—a non-profit focused on building neighborhood based networks that advance collective well-being and community and economic development. Earlier in his career Ronnie also served as Senior Community Builder with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s place-based team in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role he worked to build mutually beneficial partnerships and capacity building projects to support family strengthening and community development efforts.
Educationally he earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1990) and a Masters of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ronnie is also an ordained minister at Covenant Baptist UCC in Southeastern Washington, DC. He is married to Dr. Yanique Redwood, President and CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation in Washington, DC.
Favorite Quote: “If you see a good fight, get in it!” —Rev. Vernon Johns
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia partnering with The Democracy Collaborative to launch the Northern Virginia Anchor CollaborativeSubmitted by john on April 30th, 2019
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April 30, 2019
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia partnering with The Democracy Collaborative to launch the Northern Virginia Anchor Collaborative
New initiative will build a more inclusive economy by connecting resources of anchor institutions to community needs
FAIRFAX, VA: Although Northern Virginia enjoys one of the highest incomes in the nation, pockets of deep poverty persist. Overall, 15.9% of the 2.32 million in the region are living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Creating an economy that works for all Northern Virginia residents, especially the disproportionately Black and Hispanic communities that lack the opportunities to prosper and build wealth whiter ones enjoy, requires aligning all available resources in the region in a coordinated effort.
Catalyzing such an effort is the aim of the new Northern Virginia Anchor Collaborative (NVAC), spearheaded by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNOVA). Inspired by the community wealth building framework established by The Democracy Collaborative, the new initiative will use the resources of “anchor institutions” like nonprofit hospitals and universities and local governments to drive the regional economy in the direction of equity and inclusion, beginning with a pilot project in Fairfax County’s Route 1 Corridor.
A Q&A on movement building, racial equity, and community wealth with Ronnie Galvin, the new VP of Engaged Practice at The Democracy CollaborativeSubmitted by john on July 9th, 2018
With Ronnie Galvin joining The Democracy Collaborative as our new Vice President of Engaged Practice, we thought we’d sit down with him for a quick Q&A about the perspective he brings to community wealth building: Read more about A Q&A on movement building, racial equity, and community wealth with Ronnie Galvin, the new VP of Engaged Practice at The Democracy Collaborative...