Christine Curella, New York, NY

Assistant Vice President, Center for Economic Transformation, NYCEDC

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Christine has worked in international financial institutions, federal and local government, and community-based organizations to advance solutions that address the needs and leverage the assets of communities. Christine currently leads economic inclusion projects at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where she founded and directs Best for NYC, a campaign that uses business impact measurement tools to improve quality of life for workers and increase community investment. Christine is a graduate of New York City's vocational High School for Fashion Industries. She is a graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, of the City University of New York (CUNY), where she was awarded the Truman Scholarship for public service, and received her Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an avid dancer and has explored social issues through creative movement in performances with Alvin Ailey Extension and Dance Place DC. Christine is passionate about community wealth generation, new models for organizing, and environmental and economic resilience. She is thrilled to support community leaders and civic projects through ioby!

  • Community organizing / civic engagement

  • Permitting/navigating regulatory requirements

  • Leadership development / organizational strategy

  • CDCs/ CDFIs

  • Activating vacant lots / vacant spaces

  • Environmental justice

  • Financial management

  • Impact / outcome measurement


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