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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.

Michelle Jokisch Polo

SHE/HER

Director of Storytelling

Because empowering narrative reflective of the communities we serve matters – I strive to connect our collective with one another by sharing tools and resources to tell their own stories.