Chalonne Wilson

Chalonne Wilson

Evaluation Fellows Program Coordinator

Started at Nexus: 2017
cwilson@nexuscp.org

At Nexus:

I joined Nexus in July 2017 as the Program Coordinator of the Evaluation Fellows Program (EFP) which is designed for community engagement practitioners, evaluators, and funders to collaboratively explore the overlap of community engagement and program evaluation. I work closely with the EFP Advisory Group, the director of Nexus’s Community Engagement Institute, and the director of the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute to develop and support programming and serve as a key resource for Fellows in the program.

About:

After studying Spanish Studies and Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, in 2013 I joined the Twin Cities Public Allies Program. I was placed at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation working with the African American Babies Coalition to focus on efforts to build healthy brains for Black children from conception through the early years of development. In 2014, I was hired by the foundation to lead their leadership development and public policy programming. The deepest learning from my personal and professional experiences is that authentic engagement is essential to building generations of thriving families and communities. When I am not working, I am enjoying my big, beautiful family that includes my loving partner, five tremendously smart children, supportive parents, crazy siblings, and my rambunctious nieces and nephews.

INSPIRATION

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