Kadasha Hershey, System Change Americorps VISTA

Kadasha joined NACEDA in July 2023. In her role as the System Change VISTA, she will support the development of communication systems and practices. Her focus is to help build meaningful relationships with local community developers and connect them with capacity-building opportunities and resources. Kadasha graduated with a master's degree in social work from Howard University in 2023, with a concentration in community, administration, and policy practice. She is enthusiastic about engaging in macro social work practice and is looking forward to applying the field's core principles, like social justice and the importance of human relationships, to systems-level work.

Kadasha previously worked with the Northwest Xcelerator, a start-up climate tech business accelerator for Black and underserved entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest, where she focused on organizational and grant management. She is passionate about cultivating the shared prosperity of people and places and is thrilled about gaining experience and expanding her knowledge of this mission within the community economic development field while working with NACEDA.

Contact Kadasha

[email protected]
(202) 518-2660, ext. 103