In honor of Black Philanthropy Month, Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH Welcomes Jamye Wooten, Founder & CEO, CLLCTIVLY
On the forefront of digital strategy working at the intersections of faith & social justice, Jamye Wooten’s work has spanned the globe – advising nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and corporations in their efforts to engage their constituencies. More recently, Wooten, a co-founder of Baltimore United for Change, launched CLLCTIVLY in 2019, place-based social change organization using an asset-based framework to focus on racial equity, narrative change, social connectedness, and resource mobilization. CLLCTIVLY has mobilized over $1,000,000 to Black-led and Black-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore.
Jamye Wooten is the creator of the #BlackChurchSyllabus and the Black Theology Project 2.0. Launched in 2017, the Black Theology Project serves as a knowledge-base system curating theological resources for Black Lives. Jamye is the chair of the Black Church Food Security Network and serves on the board of trustees for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary. He also sits on the advisory boards of the Center for Interreligious Engagement and Social Impact at Union Theological Seminary, Metro-Urban Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race.
Jamye has organized and documented social movements from across the United States, United Kingdom, and Africa. He is the former program director of the Collective Banking Group, Inc. (CBG), a Christian ministry that draws together leaders from the faith, business, and public service sectors to develop and enhance economic empowerment strategies for the African American community.
“When we launched in 2019, folks said, ‘Why are you just focusing on black-led,’” CLLCTIVLY founder Jamye Wooten said. “When the pandemic hit, and the murder of George Floyd happened, people began to get it. People began to look for places where they could support black-led organizations.”