Leveraging Connections & Power
Through networking, we build community and foster meaningful connections. By actively engaging as a network we spark social capital opportunities that allow individuals to tap into a diverse range of expertise, knowledge, and connections. Through those connections, PoC members can seek out mentors, advisors, and peers who can offer guidance, advice, and insights. Additionally, a strong network leveraging social capital can provide access to job opportunities, collaborations, and partnerships.
How we make an impact.
Equity — act as a vehicle to funnel funding and resources to help build a demographic of historically unseen professionals of color in the planning field.
Development and Growth — create educational resources and opportunities to promote and grow our network to enhance welcoming and sustainable places.
Community — create fortified connections within our network that are supportive and engaged. Through social connections, we support the development of individual resilience. A place people can reach back for advice and encouragement. A sounding board that people draw on to “get by” and cope with daily problems in the "day of a Planner."
Collaboration with the Friends of the Network — create partnership with champions and organizations willing to influence change through helping us build presence and grow collectively.
By The Numbers
Link up to Jobs
21 secured jobs
Over 85 PoC received specialized training or resources that will make an impact in the field
“In the Planners of Color I have found community. Also, it is a safe space to raise sensitive questions, not only professionally but also personally."