Velvet Bryant, “From Relief to Resilience: Pathways to Economic Mobility” (October 25)
October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Velvet Bryant, The Carolinas Regional Program Officer, Asset Funders Network
From Relief to Resilience: Pathways to Economic Mobility
Velvet Bryant serves as the Carolinas Regional Program Officer with Asset Funders Network. In this role she partners with philanthropic leaders, financial institutions and credit unions to advance economic mobility and equitable wealth building opportunities.
Prior to joining Asset Funders Network, Velvet served as a program associate in the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In this role, she advanced philanthropic strategies to promote household savings, debt reduction, asset building and consumer financial protection for families and young people.
Previously, Velvet served as the assistant director of the Institute for Public Engagement at Wake Forest University, where she led university-community partnerships and service-learning opportunities for undergraduate students. She also chaired the Inclusiveness Committee of The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem to advance economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County. Additionally, Velvet served as a case manager with the BJC Behavioral Health Deaf Services Team, where she coordinated mental health and community support services for adults and young people. Velvet has also led collaborative community efforts to support language accessibility with individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
Velvet holds a BA degree in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies from Wake Forest University and a MSW in Social and Economic Development from Washington University in St. Louis.
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