Terrell Carter, the new President and Executive Director of Rise, is launching a podcast series entitled Communities Forward. Communities Forward began as a podcast in 2017 and was then picked up for broadcast by a local radio station in St. Louis in 2018. The purpose of the program was to engage and educate listeners about the good things that may go unnoticed in the world by highlighting people and organizations who were making a positive impact within their community and to offer them the opportunity to tell their stories. Initially, the show focused on people from St. Louis, but quickly expanded its focus to people within the broader Midwest region. Guests included educators, activists, artists, and political leaders within various religious communities.
This new iteration of Communities Forward will carry the same spirit of highlighting people and organizations that are making positive contributions while also serving as a vehicle to introduce Rise Community Development and its various partners to new audiences with the hope of positioning Rise and our partners as thought leaders, not only in the St. Louis metropolitan area but wherever people want assistance in developing strategies to make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.
The series will be broadcast weekly and will include a variety of interviewees. The first interview was with Colleen Hafner, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Director at Rise. The podcast is available at all of the podcast platforms listed below.
Anchor Podcasts- https://anchor.fm/terrell-carter4
Breaker Podcasts- https://www.breaker.audio/communities-forward
Pocket Podcasts- https://pca.st/qbe448p4
Radio Public Podcasts- https://radiopublic.com/communities-forward-Wa0N4b
Spotify Podcasts- https://open.spotify.com/show/4pTgb9bBlyJ9YFs7f5u9Nh
Look for our podcast next week featuring Michael McMillan, Executive Director of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis!