Prosper adds 14 new members to its Community Connectors Advisory Board

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Prosper Birmingham volunteers and staff. (Prosper)

Prosper—a nonprofit organization that supports local Birmingham-area leaders, influencers and trusted relationship builders with an emphasis on inclusive economic development—has added 14 new Board members to its Community Connectors Advisory Board (CCAB).  

They are:

Bella Tylicki, Cristina Casanova Might, Denzel Okinedo, Gabi Hembree-Lee, George Keller, Jamesia Jackson, Jarrod Stisher, Mary Beth Grant, Melvia Walton, Morgan Robinson, Rachel Phillips, Raven Johnson, Ruth Serven Smith, and Simpson Berry.

New Community Board members. (Prosper)

The new members join the inaugural board which was established in December 2021.

The inaugural members included:

Melanie Bouyer, Yolanda Hicks, Candie A. Price, Dr. Idrissa N. Snider, Nathaniel Stanley, Derrick Austin, Aquil Abdur-Rasheed, Jasmine A. Fells, Darlene Gray, Ana Soule, Lauren Rast, Tamika Holmes, Herman J. Lumzy, Jr., Danielle D. Hines, Bonderia A. Lyons, Ruth Ann Moss, Lovella Jones, Jalencia Moultrie, Damian Carson, Tawanda Morgan, Rakia Hassell, Madeline Oliff, Hazina Dorius, Cecilia Pearson, Reginald D. Smith and Brittney Smith.

Mission of Prosper

What is Prosper? It is a network of connectors dedicated towards accomplishing the following objectives within the Magic City:

  • Incubating ideas
  • Aligning missions and efforts
  • Securing and investing capital
  • Convening entities

More About Prosper

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Want to learn about this dynamic organization? 

Prosper hit the ground running in 2021. Below are several Bham Now stories about Prosper and its many initiatives.

As you can see Proper has made a huge difference in our community over the past year and a half.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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