Meet the Participating EDDIT Site Teams

The EDDIT team works closely with organizations to offer them a personalized data analysis and storytelling training program to support their existing equitable development projects. Organizations include nonprofits, community groups, and local governments in small and mid-sized cities across Canada and the U.S. Organizations work on a wide range of equitable development focus areas.

2024 Cohort

Four organizations have been selected for the 2024 cohort. Learn more about them below.

City of Champaign, IL

Location:
Champaign, IL

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Active living, Economic opportunity, Environmental justice, Housing affordability

City of Eau Claire, WI

Location:
Eau Claire, WI

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Transportation accessibility

Cross Community Climate Collaborative (C4)

Location:
Greater Chicago region, IL

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Environmental justice

Downtown Halifax
Business Commission

Location:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Economic opportunity

2023 Cohort

The inaugural 2023 cohort included six diverse organizations from small and mid-sized cities in the U.S. and Canada. The cohort’s areas of focus range from environmental justice to equitable economic development and housing affordability. Learn more about each organization below.

Groundwork Bridgeport

Location:
Bridgeport, CT

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Environmental justice

Project:
Groundwork Bridgeport aims to increase tree equity in Bridgeport, CT, focusing on neighborhoods with lower tree coverage, such as the East Side. Through their Adopt-A-Tree program and volunteer tree planting programs, they educate the community about the health, environmental, and civic benefits of trees.

The Community Builders

Location:
Worcester, MA

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Housing affordability,
Culture and history

Project:
The Community Builders aim to assess the impacts of the Community Life resident services program on their affordable residences across the U.S. by reviewing development, property management, and service data. The Plumley Village site in Worcester, MA, will be used as a case study for this assessment.

Business High Point
Chamber of Commerce

Location:
High Point, NC

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Economic opportunity, Culture and history

Project:
The Business High Point Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Change Often LLC, aim to assess two initiatives: Thrive High Point, a program that helps Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals (SEDI) entrepreneurs scale their businesses, access capital, and find retail space; and Shop on Washington, an initiative to reinvest in brick-and-mortar businesses along Washington Street in High Point, NC. 

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Location:
Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Housing affordability

Project:
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo aims to assess and understand the issue of housing affordability in their region, addressing the unique housing needs of their urban and rural populations.

City of Albuquerque,
Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency

Location:
Albuquerque, NM

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Economic opportunity, Housing affordability, Culture and history

Project:
The City of Albuquerque Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency is redeveloping a 7-mile rail corridor in Downtown Albuquerque into an urban trail, focusing on stimulating economic, cultural, and recreational development in the surrounding neighborhoods, while also implementing anti-displacement strategies. The City aims to build a data dashboard to improve data accessibility and communication between the City and residents.

Cone Health Foundation in partnership with the City of Greensboro

Location:
Greensboro, NC

Area(s) of Equitable Development:
Food security,
Economic opportunity

Project:
This project is a partnership between the City of Greensboro and The Cone Health Foundation. Together, they aim to support food security and upward economic mobility in low-wealth neighborhoods, such as East Greensboro, and to better communicate data about these topics to the public

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