Ebony West

Programs and Engagement Associate

About Ebony

As Programs and Engagement Associate, Ebony works to establish and strengthen relationships with nonprofit organizations and other partners in the region. She manages community and nonprofit research to assist the Foundation in better understanding systemic inequities and trends in the Triangle and develops opportunities for community learning and convening.

Ebony is a native North Carolinian and grew up in Charlotte. She is a 2016 graduate of East Carolina University and recently earned her Master’s in Public Administration from UNC- Chapel Hill in 2018.

Prior to this role, Ebony served as one of the 2017 Shannon St. John Fellows where she conducted research on equity and assisted in the development of the five-year strategic roadmap. She has interned for the International City and County Management Association, Democracy North Carolina, and Congressman G.K. Butterfield. She also currently serves on the Advisory Board for East Carolina University’s  Center for Survey Research.

In her free time, she loves riding her bike, eating nachos, and spending time with her dog-child, Miss Cleo.

Ways Ebony Gives Back

  1. Supporting organizations focused on people of color and/or women (and led by them, too!)
  2. Serving on boards
  3. Community activism and organizing

“When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

Audre Lorde

Ebony ’s Hobbies

Biking
Organizing
Netflix!