2020 Voqal Fellowship Spotlight: Aarica Coleman

Voqal knows that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs; a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions at center stage. This month we take a look at another one of those amazing individuals, Aarica Coleman.

Coleman’s project is focused on developing a local housing policy in Minnesota that can be used as a reparation measure for Black Americans with a particular focus on housing within the economic system.

Coleman is a native of Minneapolis-Saint Paul working in housing policy and development in the public sector. With over 20 years of professional real estate development and finance experience in the public and private sectors, she works to advance equity and racial equity in all facets of real estate.

Through passion and a commitment to social and reparative justice, she focuses on housing development and sustainability for marginalized and disenfranchised communities through advocacy, economic and political education, and policy. As co-host of the Trill Moms podcast, she uses her platform to uplift issues Black mothers face and bring awareness to the racial disparities that affect maternal health, child-rearing, and overall health, wellness, and stability of the Black family.

Voqal is excited to support this amazing work and looks forward to the continued development of Coleman’s project. You can learn more about the Voqal Fellowship and this year’s cohort on the Voqal Fellowships page.