Frankie is co-founder and a partner in Trusted Space Partners since 2011. Prior to this, she was the founder and executive director of Impact Silver Spring from 1999 to 2010, sparking a new network of over 1,000 people of all different racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds working for social change in Silver Spring, Maryland.
She has over 30 years in public interest law, affordable housing, community development and public and nonprofit management. Previously, Frankie helped found Silver Spring Community Vision, a comprehensive service center for the homeless and served as Vice President for Montgomery Housing Partnerships, where she developed a new model for partnering with low and moderate income families living in MHP housing. While working for the Housing Opportunities Commission, she spearheaded a new county-wide approach to service linked housing and the long term needs of the growing homeless population. In her early years of her career, she served as a legal services attorney for the National Housing Law Project.
In 2010, she was named the Outstanding Diversity Leader by the Washington DC Chapter of Fundraising Professionals. In 2005, she was honored as one of Montgomery County's 25 Outstanding Woman in Business and in 2000, she received the Linowes Leadership Award and the Comcast Cool Woman Award. Check out Frankie's Blog summarizing her work with Impact Silver Spring here. And, for a formal resume, click here.
Bill is co-founder and a partner in Trusted Space Partners since 2011. Prior to this, he was the founder and executive director of Lawrence Community Works, an initiative to rebuild the struggling city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, his hometown.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in community development and community organizing, working in urban areas throughout the United States. He is the former Executive Director of the CBA, Inc., in Lowell, Massachusetts and was the Director of Community Development for CTAC Inc of Boston. In 1992, Bill created Neighborhood Partners and the Neighborhood Partners Fund, which assisted more than 200 community development efforts nationwide. Through his work at Lawrence Community Works and in communities around the US, Bill has developed an innovative approach to place-making and community building called the Network-Centric Organizing approach. Bill also served as a long time technical assistance provider to the Annie E. Casey Foundation and other foundations and groups in cities across the United States.
Bill currently serves on the national board of NetCentric Campaigns of Washington DC. He is the author of numerous articles and handbooks on community development, community organizing and leadership. Check out Bill's blog called The Value of Place, here.
Bill is a graduate of UMassLowell (BA) and received a Masters Degree in Management from Heller School at Brandeis University (MMHS). In 1998, Bill was awarded a Loeb Fellowship from Harvard University at the Graduate School of Design. For a formal resume, click here.