Christina Carter serves as the Communications Associate at the Center for Community Progress, working closely with Director of Communications to implement and grow the communications capacity of the organization.
Christina’s background is grounded in community development and community engagement. Prior to joining the organization, Christina worked as a Program Assistant at the Bryant Community Center in Ann Arbor, MI where she operated the organization’s food pantry and helped to increase academic performance in a low-income community through tutoring and mentoring elementary, middle school, and high school-aged students. She has served as a Grants Management Intern with the Michigan Suburbs Alliance where she aided in the early stage development of a research tool that would identify and evaluate potential funding opportunities for Metro Detroit communities. More recently, Christina worked as an Analyst for Krambo Corporation where she assisted in mortgage securitization work for Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide.
Christina received her Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Michigan with a focus in Housing and Community Development. Her capstone project involved creating a guide containing strategies to assist residents in developing plans to prevent and reduce blight. The manual emphasized the role of planning blight-reduction efforts to ensure efficient use of time and resources, keep residents engaged, and create lasting change. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan where she focused in American Culture, specifically Urban and Community Studies.