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Brittany Bennett


Brittany Bennett is the development, policy and impact associate at Self-Help, a nonprofit community-development lender, real-estate developer and credit union in Durham, N.C. She is also an advisory board member for the Emerging Local Government Leaders Network and writes a monthly column, "The Outsider's View," for the organization's blog.

Bennett received a B.S. degree in anthropology and human biology from Emory University and a master of public administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Making it easier for all people to reach their potential is good for communities. "Food deserts" work against that goal.