Brittanii’ Batts (she/her) serves as the Community Organizing Manager at the Vietnamese Association of Illinois. She trains and oversees mutual aid volunteers and is the liaison with food pantry/food providers. She develops and implements outreach strategies and supports new and existing partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations. Working collaboratively with organizers and manager, creates strategies to grow mutual aid.
Prior to VAI, she has experience with community organizing, community revitalization projects, and entrepreneurship. Brittanii’ has a background in environmental biology and urban planning, earning an M.A. in Urban Planning and Policy with a Geospatial Analysis and Visualization Certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an urban planner and creative artist. She is truly passionate about investing in communities through developing program strategies and arts to improve them holistically.
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