Juan Sebastian Arias

Juan Sebastian Arias

Juan Sebastian is a Graduate Student Researcher at Government Alliance on Race and Equity. He formerly led the field building and knowledge work for Collective Impact and supports meaning making across the portfolio.
Juan Sebastian Arias joined Living Cities in March 2012 as a member of the Collective Impact team. Before joining Living Cities, he served as a Commercial Revitalization Intern with WHEDco, a community development non-profit in the South Bronx. Prior to that, he was a Harvard Fellow with the New York City office of Enterprise Community Partners. There, he supported Enterprise’s various policy, partner support, and weatherization initiatives. Juan Sebastian graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Social Studies. He is a proud native of Chicago and resident of Spanish Harlem in New York.

Juan Sebastian Arias

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Webinar: Racial Equity and Community Engagement in Collective Impact

Tackling racial inequalities head on is critical to dramatically improving results for low-income people. Our webinar explored applying a racial equity lens to community engagement and collective impact work. This webinar was part of Living Cities’ Community Engagement in Collective Impact E-course, but was open to those not taking the full course as well. Overview How do you apply a …

Week 2: Amplifying the Voice of Community in Collective Impact

In the second week of our e-course on community engagement in collective impact, we explore the ways in which you can amplify the voices of community members to contribute to your collective impact initiative. Time: ~30 minutes of reading; ~2 hours of group time This is the second of five modules to help collective impact initiatives better understand why and …

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