Join us remotely for our spring Community Foundation Virtual Roundtable where we discuss "Census 2020 and Election Year: the role of Community Foundations", especially in the context of COVID-19. There will be presentations by Katie Campbell Simons, Project Consultant at the Massachusetts Census Equity Fund, and Beth Huang, Director of the Massachusetts Voter Table. We will provide ample time to discuss Community Foundation responses to COVID-19.
The Roundtable meets twice yearly in person and once through a virtual platform to learn together, share updates, and strengthen Community Foundation ties across Massachusetts.
Katie is a Massachusetts native. Katie graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a BA in Religious Studies and History and went on to complete a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University.
For the last twenty years, Katie has been working on issues of social and economic justice with community based organizations, philanthropic leaders, and faith based communities, including Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger, One Family, Inc. and Episcopal City Mission. She has engaged in policy review and advocacy, community organizing, grant management and philanthropic collaboration. Her work has focused on social justice issues including: child hunger, affordable housing and ending homelessness, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, the environmental crisis, and transportation equity.
Katie began consulting in 2017 and is currently staffing the funder collaborative, the Massachusetts Census Equity Fund 2020.
Beth is the Director of the Massachusetts Voter Table (MVT), a statewide coalition of grassroots organizations that uses integrated voter engagement to expand civic access, participation, and representation of communities of color. She convenes MassCounts to prepare the grassroots organizations for the 2020 Census, is a member of the Steering Committee of the economic justice coalition Raise Up Massachusetts, and advocates for increased civic access and voting rights as part of the Election Modernization Coalition.
Prior to joining MVT in 2016, Beth worked in the labor and student movements: at American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees and then as the Student Labor Action Project Coordinator at Jobs With Justice and the U.S. Student Association. Beth is a senior trainer with the Midwest Academy, a national training center for community organizers. She started organizing in Wisconsin in 2008 and holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.