Jeremy Carter '10
Community Development Consultant
"LAS was catalytic in improving my basic understanding of the structural inequalities that shape our communities and the systems that support and reinforce them".
Jeremy Carter has 14 years of experience catalyzing diverse community and economic
development initiatives in low-income communities of color across the U.S. and Latin America.
Now operating his own consulting firm, he works hand-in-hand with nonprofit clients to develop
and secure funding for small business, affordable housing, neighborhood preservation,
immigrant integration, and financial empowerment projects that build wealth, increase economic
opportunity, and promote civic engagement among marginalized and disadvantaged,
predominantly Latinx, populations. Since launching in August 2017, Jeremy has facilitated over
$8 million in transformational funding for 18 nonprofits serving communities in 11 states and
Jeremy previously worked as Regional Manager for Southern Arizona for Chicanos Por La
Causa and, before that, as Chief Development Officer for National Association for Latino
Community Asset Builders, a network of 100+ nonprofits in Latino and immigrant communities
throughout the country. From 2000-2002, Jeremy served as a United States Peace Corps
Volunteer in Guatemala. In this role, he managed several economic development activities that
sought to increase rural indigenous family wealth, protect key assets and diversify household
Jeremy, bilingual in English and Spanish, received his Bachelor of the Arts in Spanish from
UNC-Wilmington and his Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of
Arizona. His graduate research focused on the broad socio-economic impact of cross-border
remittances between the U.S., Mexico and Central America. While at UA, he served as an
AmeriCorps Volunteer with Nogales Community Development, a nonprofit in Nogales, Arizona.
"I graduated with my MA in LAS in 2010. LAS was catalytic in improving my basic understanding of the structural inequalities that shape our communities and the systems that support and reinforce them. With a foundation in why these inequities exist and knowledge in how they negatively affect the ability of communities of color to develop assets, preserve generational wealth, maintain health and achieve higher educational outcomes, I am able to more strategically work with my clients, eat away at the roots that creates these barriers, and enact positive, sustainable changes over time."