Evelyn Burnett

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Evelyn Burnett

Evelyn Burnett is a Co-founder and CEO ThirdSpace Action Lab and Third Space Café headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to this exciting venture, Evelyn served as Vice President, Economic Opportunity at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress an intermediary whose mission is to foster communities of choice and opportunity throughout Cleveland.

Prior to joining CNP, Evelyn served as Associate Director for Program Strategies with Admiral Center at Living Cities, project director in the city of Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability, and as a 2007-2008 Cleveland Executive (Coro) Fellow. Evelyn is a 2018 German Marshall Fellow and sits on the board of several organizations throughout Northeast Ohio and nationally including ioby (In Our Back Yards), Credit Builders Alliance, Teach for America, Birthing Beautiful Communities, Dance Cleveland, Walsh University School of Business and CTMDreams.

Evelyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Organizational Communications & Public Relations with a double minor in Sales & Marketing and Dance from The University of Akron during which time she studied abroad in Ghana, Africa; and a master’s degree in Public Administration from The University of Akron.

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Holding Space to Reckon and Reimagine: An Interview with Evelyn Burnett

AS: The Closing the Gaps Network (CTG) was very intentional about partnering with you specifically, and with Third Space Action Lab (TSAL), as we leaned into our values of grounding in history and honoring the past labor that you and others did to organize Living Cities to even talk about race, let alone center an anti-racist perspective in this way. …

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