July 2, 2015 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized


Many times, the forms of oppression that are the most deeply ingrained and the most difficult to confront are those that are perpetrated by people who are unaware of the reality of their power and privilege. If we never intentionally address the ways in which our privilege is exercised, we will never be able to […]

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March 31, 2015 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized

Dear Reesheda, I write this email to convey my utmost gratitude to CFA for sponsoring my attendance on the Sankofa Journey. The experience was transformative and it gave me the opportunity to deepen my awareness in ways that will affect me both personally and professionally for the rest of my life. The journey provided me […]

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| CFA Staff | Uncategorized

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They laughed at us! Should we feel indignant? Angry? Laugh with them? Be upset? Watching California farmers and Mayan men work together made me laugh too! But it was a good laugh… because as I was watching them, I saw how they learned from each other, how they really appreciated each other’s abilities and worked […]

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January 15, 2015 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized


Michael Romain Contributing Reporter A prominent Austin church convened residents and activists Sept. 6 to lay the groundwork for creating a strategic plan for the community. Greater St. John BibleChurch, 1256 N. Waller, hosted the event, which drew about three-dozen people. Pastor Ira Acree, who convened the Saturday morning meeting, said the church is looking […]

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March 17, 2014 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized

Please join us in welcoming Brandon M. Allen as the Director of Strategic Implementation. Brandon brings to us a wealth of resources in program planning, management, and integration by way of innovation and efficiency. Brandon has formerly served in educational leadership in Chicago Public Schools, as well as in executive level operations management at Balton […]

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February 27, 2014 | CFA Staff | Uncategorized

Communities First Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Reesheda N. Washington as Executive Director. As Executive Director of The Communities First Association, Washington will direct a professional network of asset-based neighborhood developers, coaches and trainers working in over 300 neighborhoods located in more than 30 different cities in the United States (including New York, […]

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