Angela Glover Blackwell

Angela Glover Blackwell

Founder, president of PolicyLink

Angela Glover Blackwell is President of PolicyLink, a US research, communications, capacity-building and advocacy organisation that is guided by the belief that those closest to the nation's challenges are central to the search for solutions.

A pioneer of the community building approach to social change and a committed and skillful advocate, Angela founded PolicyLink in 1999 after serving as Senior Vice President for The Rockefeller Foundation.

A frequent and respected guest in the US media, Angela Glover Blackwell has also served on several high-profile US boards, including the Urban Institute, the James Irvine Foundation and the Foundation for Child Development.

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Angela Glover Blackwell

Igniting Change: the real role of community in changing Government policy

We've learned so much about change at the community level, but it isn't getting translated into policy. There are policy groups countrywide that work with elected officials and policy makers at the federal level, but it's the voice of the community-based organisations working on the ground that is missing from the conversation.

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