LISC National

Advancing Racial Equity

Grace Chung

LISC NYC senior community development officer Grace Chung was selected by the Funders’ Network to take part in its 2019 PLACES Fellowship, a year-long learning opportunity that helps grantmakers think critically about the impact of their work and use it to advance racial, social, and economic equity. Grace’s fellowship year was launched with an immersive three-day visit to Newark, where a variety of local experts sketched a complex picture of the forces, past and present, that have led to racial inequities, the threat of displacement—but also concerted grassroots activism—in New Jersey’s largest city. Read Grace’s reflections on that visit and her work in community development in her blog post, “Going PLACES: What the Newark Rebellion can teach us about philanthropy.”   


To learn more contact Grace Chung, Senior Community Development Officer