Director of Capacity Building
ILANA BERGER, Director of Capacity BuildingInitiatives
Ilana helps drive CPD's capacity building work, supporting partners to build stronger, deeper and more sustainable organizations.
has been organizing since 1996 - her
first organizing job was with Californians for Justice, fighting the anti-affirmative action Proposition 209.
After that, she served as Lead Organizer with People Organized to Win Employment Rights in San Francisco, organizing families in welfare-to-work programs.
From 2000-2010 Ilana was the co-founder and Executive Director of Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, working on issues including welfare rights, child care, affordable and public housing and community-led development in Brooklyn.
Before coming to CPD, Ilana Berger was Co-Director of the New Bottom Line, a national alignment of four national community networks working for bank accountability and an equitable and sustainable economy.
has consulted for local and national organizations including the Caring Across Generations
, National People's Action, Teachers Unite, the North Star Fund
, and Health GAP.