Christyn S. Freemon is founder and Chief Solutionist of Project Forward, an award winning, developer and advisory firm. With Project Forward, Freemon has supported community development with programming, technical assistance and capacity building for community anchor institutions and neighborhood developers. Freemon has helped clients secure over $30M in 5 years and engaged nearly 10,0000 small businesses and anchor institutions in Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Milwaukee, Austin. In partnership with TruDelta, Project Forward co-developed The K: a social innovation center and business accelerator on Chicago’s west side. The K manages a Community Investment Vehicle called KWEST which enables West Side Residents to co-invest in real estate assets and build community wealth.