CNT Welcomes New Director of Development Franklin Ballenger

I consider myself an urban dweller who is passionate about the justice issues that plague global cities. Over the last 30 years, I have worked with numerous community-based organizations and faith communities across the City of Chicago with the goal of impacting communities and helping them grow.

As a kid, I enjoyed riding my bike or walking through the many neighborhoods of Chicago. When I saw the boarded-up buildings or broken glass, I didn’t use words like "under-resourced" or "impoverished". Rather, I saw the beauty in the broken glass and potential in the boarded-up buildings.

My personal mission is connecting grassroots organizations and businesses to the resources needed to positively impact communities. At the Center for Neighborhood Technology, we have an opportunity to help community-based organizations flourish and impact residents for generations to come. I'm excited to join CNT and support this important work.

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