Better NC Fellowship 2024 Empowering Communities

Mar 20, 2024 | Democracy, Economy, News

In collaboration with the NC Budget & Tax Center, the NC Black Alliance hosts the Better NC Fellowship, an opportunity for individuals to deepen their engagement and understanding of fiscal and economic policies in relation to the work they are doing in their communities. The fellowship aims to create connections across communities where leaders are working to advance budget decisions at the local and state levels to improve well-being and include the public in the process.

From February 2024 to December 2024, the Better NC Fellowship offers a comprehensive series of workshops designed to equip fellows with both theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, enabling them to forge deeper connections with key advocacy issues and their respective communities, all through an economic lens. Each fellow will complete a project that connects what they learn to an advocacy effort or initiative

Meet the 2024 Better NC Fellows

We are delighted to join forces with these outstanding leaders who are committed to fostering opportunities for all North Carolinians—regardless of race or background, hailing from rural or urban settings—to actively engage in the budgetary discourse and ensure their voices resonate.

Better NC Fellows 2024
  • Traletta Banks, Founder & Executive Director of Erika’s Closet, Mecklenburg County
  • Mirella Cisneros Perez, Curriculum and Program Specialist at LatinxEd, Alamance County
  • Keisha Dobie, Community Actucator (Activist & Educator) in Elizabeth City, NC, Pasquotank County
  • Nichel Dunlap-Thompson, Organizer at Jobs with Justice, Mecklenburg County
  • Cindy Fink, Executive Director at Meals on Wheels Rowan, Rowan County
  • Kelby Hicks, Board Member of A Better Chance A Better Community, Northampton County
  • Brookyn Nelson, Voter Engagement Manager at North Carolina Asian Americans Together, Durham County
  • Makayla Johnson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at A Better Chance A Better Community, Halifax County
  • Dr. Lashaundon Perkins, Founder and CEO of Renovating Lives Inc. and Reestablishing YOU Consulting Group, Wayne County
  • Tamika Williams, Founder of Cartwill Empowerment Solutions, Mecklenburg County

Learn More About Our Fellows

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