In a recent episode of The Business of Giving Podcast, Mendi Blue Paca, the CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF), revealed the alarming housing affordability crisis affecting Black and Latino households in Fairfield County. She explained how FCCF’s strategic initiative, Fairfield County Forward, aims to combat social inequalities by focusing on systemic changes and leveraging community strengths. Additionally, she shed light on the importance of value-driven and inclusive leadership in shaping an authentic, equity-centered organizational culture, which she believes is vital for creating sustainable positive change in communities.
Common Future seeks to create sustainable, equitable communities that work for all without extracting from or marginalizing any communities. Founded in 2001, they believe that the ideas, models, and solutions that can restore community wealth already exists; they just require attention and investment. And here to discuss some of those models and solutions, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Rodney Foxworth, the chief executive officer of Common Future.