News September 18, 2017

Small Center Welcomes New Assistant Director

We are excited to announce that Rashidah Williams will be joining our team as the new Assistant Director.

An architect, urban planner, and graphic designer, Rashidah comes to Small Center with a keen sense of how design can serve as a catalyst for systemic change in the built environment. As the owner and principal of the graphic design firm, Rashidah Williams Design LLC, Rashidah has cross-disciplinary experience in leading community engaged projects for nonprofits, local government, and private companies.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Rashidah has always been passionate about the transformation of underserved communities and the evolution of their residents. A graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Rashidah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Howard University and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Miami. As a community advocate, Rashidah has served on the boards of the Urban Conservancy and the Community Engagement Team for the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance.

In her role as Assistant Director, Rashidah will oversee staff in the daily operations of Small Center, including identifying and pursuing funding, managing all active budgets, grantwriting, and maintaining donor and foundation relationships with local and national funders.

We look forward to introducing Rashidah to our collaborators, faculty, and students starting this fall!