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Erin Dale Byrd (McClellan)
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Last updated: 12/19/2017
Erin Dale Byrd
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1000 Aaron Drive
North Carolina
27612  United States
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919 645-4750 (Phone)
919 609-1237 (Mobile)
  Piedmont Triangle
Professional Information
Blueprint, NC
Executive Director
3739 National Drive
Suite 228
United States
27604  United States
 [ Map ]
919 609-1237 (Phone)
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Human & Social Services
  Private Nonprofit
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  Class of '14
  Civic Engagment/Community Volunteering, Community Organizing, Grass Roots Advocacy, Non-profits, Organization Development, Organizing/advocacy, Philanthropy, Social Justice/Equity, Women's Issues/Rights
  Voting Rights
  Arts- literary, Arts- performance, visual, Community Development, Entrepreneurship/small business, Organizing/advocacy, Parenting
  cultural organizing
  Grant writing/fundraising, Public Speaking, Strategic Planning, Training/group facilitation
  cultural work
  Founding member, Fertile Ground Food Cooperative
Board Chair, Southern Partners Fund
Black Workers for Justice
NC Association for Community Development Corporations
  Fertile Ground Food Cooperative
Southern Partners Fund
  Business and Professional Women's Young Careerist Award
NC NAACP Political Trailblazer Award
Youth organizing Institute Ella Baker Award
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's Sistars Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice Leadership
Bachelor's of Arts from the College of William and Mary, 1997
Leadership Develop Training:
School for Creative Organizing
Rockwood Leadership Institute
Community Builders Learning Project
Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)
Social/Volunteer Organizations
listed above
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Erin Dale Byrd is a mother, community activist, political strategist, and cultural worker in Raleigh NC. She was raised in a military family with roots in Tennessee and Texas. She has 13 years of experience in successful coalition work on campaigns including increasing the minimum wage, public financing of judicial campaigns and same day voter registration. She is a proud member of Black Workers for Justice. She is the Civic Engagement Director of Blueprint’s NC, a collaborative of 53 progressive organizations in NC working for a fairer more just North Carolina. Blueprint NC is part of the State Voices national network.

Erin's work has focused on building the capacity of organizations with emphasis on culture, civic engagement/organizing, planning, communication and evaluation. She served as the treasurer of Southern Partners Fund. She is on the Executive Board of the NC State Conference of Branches of the NAACP as the state political action chair. She also serves on the board the the NC Association of Community Development Corporations.She is a member of the Fruit of Labor, a singing ensemble and the cultural arm of Black Workers for Justice. Erin’s B.A. (1997) in Sociology is from the College of William and Mary, in Virginia.

Wildacres Leadership Initiative is connected with Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC.