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Creative Mornings with Bernard Lloyd
Urban Juncture founder Bernard Lloyd speaks as part of a series on, "Resilient."
- May 28
- 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Bernard Loyd is founder and president of Urban Juncture, a social enterprise focused on revitalizing urban communities. He leads the Build Bronzeville project, a collaborative effort that uses deeply-rooted community assets, including cuisine, culture, and history, to revitalize commerce and rebuild community in that historic Chicago neighborhood. Build Bronzeville initiatives, including the Bronzeville Incubator, Boxville, Bronzeville Cookin’, The Forum, and Engage Bronzeville, are transforming the retail areas adjacent to the CTA Green Line transit hubs at 51st and 43rd Streets.
Bernard’s civic efforts are focused on improving access to economic opportunity. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Planning Council. He has served as member and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Centers for New Horizons, as co-chairman of the governor-appointed Dan Ryan Taskforce, and as convener of the Friends of the Checkerboard Lounge. He also has served on the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A native of Chicago’s West Side, Bernard was raised primarily in Liberia. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT, including a doctorate in computational fluid dynamics and a masters of science in business. He and his family reside in Bronzeville.