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Shawn Kendrick

Senior Associate, Impact Measurement and Management, Builders Initiative

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Prior to arriving at Builders, Shawn worked as the Manager of Learning & Impact at the Chicago Community Trust. During his time at the Trust, he worked with internal and external partners to assess the impact of the Trust’s strategic grant-making that was aimed at closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap throughout the Chicagoland region. In addition to capturing impact, he also played a critical role in designing and implementing tools and processes to improve data collection methods for staff and grant recipients. He also brings experience in advanced data analysis and visualization, policy analysis, and project management.

Shawn has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers University in New Jersey, which includes a focus on community development. Prior to graduate school, Shawn graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in African American Studies. He is also a member of the American Institute for Certified Planners and American Evaluators Association. Prior to moving to Chicago, Shawn also worked as an urban planner in St. Louis, MO, and Atlanta, Ga.