Founders Bettie Murchison and Marshall Harvey are the principal consultants with the NC Rosenwald Schools Coalition. The agency works on historic preservation projects across the state with the main focus on the historic schools built for African American children with support from the Julius Rosenwald Fund.
Over 813 schools, shops and teacherages were built in NC during the early 1920's - 1930's. The African American community contributed matching funds in order to build new schools for the education of their children.
Bettie and Marshall have presented at National Trust for Historic Preservation Conferences. They also consult with local alumni associations and groups interested in the adaptive reuse of historic buildings.
Bettie shares her expertise as a serial entrepreneur with for profit and not-for-profit agencies. As the founder of two nonprofit agencies that produced jobs, services for the community, and programs with long lasting results, Bettie has the resources and know-how to assist new or experienced agencies.
Her training and creative way of conducting strategic planning, establishing collaborative relationships and sharing her experiences, make her an in demand consultant.
The Nonprofit Huddle provides workshops and private consultation for emerging and experienced agencies. Pictured Patrice and Ruth of Spiritual Learners.
"A top line executive with the creative ability to produce dynamic results."
- James Ward, Sigma Health Services [Client]
Racism is a public health crisis declares the American Public Health Association!
Racism is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race"), that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources."
-- American Public Health Association Past-President Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
“Racism is undeniably a public health issue” (APHA's Georges Benjamin in Popular Science)
The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians also have declared institutional racism an urgent public health issue in statements and vowed to eradicate
racism and discrimination in health care.
Racism hurts the health of our nation by preventing some people the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Racism may be intentional or unintentional. It operates at various levels in society. Racism is a driving force of the social determinants of health (like housing, education and employment) and is a barrier to health equity.
OHWCI believes that our society is healthier when all people are treated equally. To meet the needs of corporate and nonprofit clients, the centers offer supportive services for racial equity consultation and training. Through Oasis Training and Consulting division, associates with over 40 years of combined experience will review the corporation’s policies, procedures, trainings, and workshops to see if they are aligned with their mission, vision and values. This will be screened with a focus on racial equity. After reviewing the organizational assessment, a team with the required credentials will be assembled to develop a plan of action for the corporation. This plan may include training, coaching, and follow up sessions.
Bettie, Principal Consultant