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Ronnell Hampton

Ronnell Hampton
Principal Equity Strategist

Ronnell is a Principal  Equity Strategist at the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department with the City of Los Angeles. He was previously working for the Department as a 2021 FUSE CORPS Executive Fellow. Ronnell’s work focuses on the digital divide, food security, and COVID-19 response, as well as supporting the development of the Office of Racial Equity. 

Prior to working with FUSE CORPS, Ronnell served as Policy Manager with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. In this position, Ronnell facilitated policy development using a collective impact approach to manage community organizing by cultivating relationships with impacted people, community organizations, and government agencies. By leveraging strategic approaches to policy development and implementation that centers racial, social, economic, and environmental justice, Ronnell moves the Good Food For All Agenda forward.

In addition to the policy works, Ronnell facilitated project management for the brick and mortar transformation of storefronts in South Los Angeles, participating in the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network Program. Ronnell interpreted business development needs, project design goals, and project features. He facilitated these outcomes by collaborating with business owners, architect firms, contractors, and other stakeholders. 

Ronnell Hampton graduated from CSU Dominguez Hills with a B.A. in Negotiation Conflict Resolution and Peace-building, and a Minor in Africana Studies. Ronnell went on to receive his Masters in Urban Sustainability from Antioch University in 2017. Ronnell is also certified in computer-aided drafting design and is currently completing a degree in Architectural Drafting and Design. Ronnell's goal is to continue improving academics, economics, and health for the most vulnerable demographics by making material changes in the built, systemic, and natural environments.

In 2017, Ronnell started Growing Greatness, an organization committed to social and environmental justice. Growing Greatness provides consultation and customized training for small to midsize organizations that include DEI, Social Justice, Policy, and Personal Development. Ronnell's passion is rooted in developing infrastructure and resources to improve underserved and underrepresented communities' outcomes. Ronnell is a member of American Planning. Association, National Organization for Minority Architects, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.