CommunityConnective and Envisioning Equity Co-Creator
Heidi Massey is a community builder and passionate connector who is committed to helping build a better world—one that works for all of us. As hard as it is for her to believe it, Heidi has worked with nonprofit organizations for over 30 years. She spent the majority of that time working on educational and social justice programming for youth and families. In 2010, she began the long and winding path of self-employment, and currently divides her time between digital marketing, training, and consulting with nonprofit organizations on racial equity. She also works with nonprofits on strategic planning, capacity building, and leadership development, frequently while utilizing a racial equity lens. Heidi was selected to participate in Chicago United for Equity’s inaugural group of Racial Equity Fellows. She was also trained as a Racial Healing Circle facilitator as a part of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Chicago.
Heidi obtained an undergraduate degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in community organizing. She is proud to have been part of an early cadre of volunteers and supporters in Maria Hadden’s recent historic and successful campaign for Alderwoman in Rogers Park’s 49th Ward, and enjoys being deeply engaged in the Rogers Park community. In her free time, Heidi loves to hop on her bike to enjoy Chicago’s lakefront, take in local theater, and share sweet and high calorie treats with friends.