MEET OUR PASSIONATE TEAM

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Beca
Velazquez-Publes

SHE/HER

Urban Core Collective Director

"With the support of our UCC Family, my work is to guide our Community of Practice to achieve our mission of unifying communities of color. As we learn and grow together we can ensure the existence of UCC organizations while working with our community to reclaim narratives for people of color"

Sergio Cira-Reyes

He/him

Director of Community Engagement

"I work to connect, empower, and support residents to lead the process of analyzing, reimagining, and changing existing engagement processes in local government"

Shannon Cohen

SHE/HER

Director of Engaging Leaders

"By ensuring UCC leaders remain rooted in relationships and shared destiny I strive to mobilize the UCC leadership network as a force for social impact with innovative and cutting edge leadership development opportunities"

ALISHA LAUCHIE

SHE/HER

Director of Organizational Alignment

"There is power and strength in unity- My work with UCC includes providing support in the forms of administration, facilitation, and collaboration to ensure that the UCC organizations and team have the tools to effectively serve communities of color in shared work and vision."