Webinar Recap | Security to Wellbeing Framework


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On Thursday, December 7th, 2023, Building Movement Project hosted a 60-minute webinar on our Security to Wellbeing Framework: a tool for direct service organizations interested in engaging in broad social change. 

During the webinar, we provided an overview of the history of the Security to Wellbeing Framework, gave insights from the Independent Sector on current trends in advocacy for direct service organizations, and heard from a panel of leaders in the direct service field on current needs and obstacles. After the panel discussion, we held a brief Q&A.

Building Movement Project (BMP) is accepting applications for a new community of practice for direct service organizations starting in March 2024. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 19th, 2024. This is a great opportunity for organizations that want to learn and apply strategies in the Security to Wellbeing Framework.

We believe nonprofit service organizations are essential to advancing individual and community wellbeing. The services they provide are often the only lines of support communities have during times of hardship; they step up to fill gaps in our social safety net which our current institutions and systems leave behind. Additionally, the nature of their work cultivates deep and meaningful relationships to better serve their communities.

Panelists Bios:

  • Mileyka Burgos, Allapattah Collaborative
    • Mileyka Burgos-Flores is a Dominican-American activist living in Miami, Florida. She is the founding Executive Director of The Allapattah Collaborative, CDC, a non-profit organization focused on implementing place making techniques to foster identity, supporting wealth building strategies for marginalized communities of color and advocating for policies/procedures that support equitable, comprehensive and sustainable community development. Mileyka holds a bachelor degree from the University of Miami and a master degree from Florida International University.  She has dedicated much of her time to advocating for social justice in marginalized communities by establishing and assisting organizations focused on developing youth, empowering people, and celebrating culture. She is an avid advocate of strategies that foster sustainability, identity and economic vitality in immigrant communities of color. Her initiatives have been funded by The Miami Foundation, JM Kaplan Foundation, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and the National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders among others.
  • Hope Williams, Sustainable Economies Law Center
    • Hope Williams is the Co-Director of the Radical Real Estate Law School and legal apprentice at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. As a black queer woman in the Bay Area she is devoted to housing rights and organizing people-power to fight the oppressive white supremacist regime. She spends most of her time making sure that the law is accessible to the people. She is a San Francisco City Commissioner, Board President for both the San Francisco Community Land Trust and East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, and serves on the board of the California Community Land Trust Network. Her background includes managing political campaigns, organizing within the boycott division of UniteHere!, organizing endorsements for Berkeley’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, and coalescing with tenants rights organizations. In her spare time, she secretly trains people on how to get arrested through coordinated acts of civil disobedience.
  • Micaela Oer, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
    • Since 2013, Micaela has worked in a broad array of areas, including maternal health, early childhood development, and most recently, with the Latine community in Central Alabama around the topics of college readiness, workforce development, and civic participation. In 2019, she coordinated efforts to mobilize the Latine community to participate in the 2020 Census, reaching approximately 70,000 people, resulting in an increase of visibility of the ever-growing Latine and Immigrant community in the state, and securing Alabama’s representation in the House of Representatives. She is currently working to develop the Advocacy and Policy wing of ¡HICA!, tapping into the strengths of this historically direct-services organization, to progress and eliminate barriers. 
  • Emily Rogers, Independent Sector 
    • Emily joined Independent Sector in May 2021 as manager, policy research, where she advances public policy research, development, and analysis that helps increase the capacity of nonprofits to fulfill their missions. She focuses on incorporating intersectional equity into research design, policy development, and analysis. Her work places a special emphasis on research-to-practice, leveraging evidence-based practices to inform and educate nonprofit practitioners.
    • With 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Emily brings a deep understanding of the needs of nonprofit organizations, and the role research can play in advancing their impact. Emily holds a masters degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from George Mason University’s Schar School for Policy and Government and a bachelor of arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from the College of Charleston.
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