Lillian Singh, Prosperity Now’s Vice President of Racial Wealth Equity, worked to launch the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative at Prosperity Now in 2015. She provides strategic oversight for the deployment of three primary strategies, leading a team focused on: 1) strengthening all of Prosperity Now's programs’ ability to address racial wealth inequality and develop stronger analysis of asset poverty in communities of color; 2) launching and implementing specific projects that highlight best practices in bridging racial wealth inequality working in collaboration with local and regional organizations; and 3) elevating Prosperity Now and its partners as influential voices that drive policy solutions to tackling racial economic inequality at the national, state and local levels.
In partnership with her team, her work focuses on strengthening the executive leadership and organizational capacity of nonprofit organizations in over a dozen cities. Specifically, working to find solutions to the problem of growing economic inequality including income gaps, gentrification, unemployment, underemployment and affordable housing. In addition, Mrs. Singh provides financial planning, coaching and wealth management guidance to individual families as a licensed securities and investment representative and uses these lessons and practices to inform the project development and implementation work at Prosperity Now.
Mrs. Singh began her career as a researcher for Child Trends, a leading nonprofit research firm in the District of Columbia focused on improving the well-being of children, youth and families. She received training as a consultant in working with nonprofit executives during her tenure at Symphonic Strategies. She then transitioned to a career in social economic justice when she joined the NAACP, where she served as the Senior Research Associate for Programs and then was promoted to Director of Strategic Partnerships of the Economic Department. During her six and a half years working at the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, Mrs. Singh directed alliances with external allies across the corporate, private, government and nonprofit sectors, where she oversaw economic education initiatives focused on grassroots organizing and grasstops engagement, connecting NAACP state and local affiliates with corporate, private and national nonprofit partners.
Singh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Planning and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, both from Stanford University.