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Neighborhood Organizing in the Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic


This six-part series will begin on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A new episode will be released here each week.


What Does in Mean to Lead in Crisis?

May 26, 2020 | 15 mins. 44 secs.



In the midst of the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis, Neighbor 2 Neighbor continues working to equip residents and neighborhood organizations with the tools they need to preserve and improve their neighborhoods.


Through the “Neighborhood Organizing in the Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” N2N seeks to explore what it means to lead in times of crisis, how neighborhood organizing is different (and the same) today, and how we can make a positive difference in our neighborhoods.


We have gathered a panel of neighborhood leaders and professional community organizers to explore these questions and more.


Valeri Otey-Nellis (Moderator)

Valeri is the Director of Learning and Leadership Development at Neighbor 2 Neighbor.


JS Bolton

JS is President of The Nations Neighborhood Association in West Nashville and a Senior Manager of the Nissan Motor Corporation.


Spencer Edelstein

Vice President of Rosebank Neighborhood Association and Real Estate Agent for Keller Williams Realty.


Mike Hodge

Mike is Lead Organizer at NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope) and former Programs Manager at Neighborhoods Resource Center (now called Neighbor 2 Neighbor).


Jordan Huffman

Vice President of the Donelson Hermitage Neighborhood Association and Director of Professional Services - Healthcare at Harris Computer Systems.


Kia Jarmon

Kis is Director of the MEPR Agency, Founding Director of the Nonprofit Equity Collaborative,  Co-Founder of the Black Philanthropy Initiative, and Co-Founder of Black In Tech Nashville. She also serves on the Board of Directors at Neighbor 2 Neighbor.


Erskine Lytle

Erskine is President of the College Hill Neighborhood Association in North Nashville and is an exceptional educator at Metro Nashville Public Schools.


Brenda Morrow

Brenda is a longtime Edgehill neighborhood leader and activist in South Nashville and Director at the Edgehill Family Resource Center.


Jim Hawk

Jim is Executive Director of Neighbor 2 Neighbor.