April Callen

Senior Strategist FrameWorks Institute

April Callen is a communications strategist, cultural critic, and equity advisor. For 15 years, April has helped nonprofit organizations and other sectors develop a deeper understanding of equity across race, gender, and class, and how to best apply it to their work. April is also a senior strategist at the FrameWorks Institute, a communications think tank, where she works with nonprofit organizations to advance strategic initiatives, partner development, and outreach to various fields of advocacy practice. Before relocating to Washington, DC, April was the manager of communications at Chicago Foundation for Women, where she provided strategic vision on all major communications outputs, including publications, web materials, and social media. In Chicago, April was also a frequent on-air contributor to Vocalo, a next-generation radio station blending music, news, commentary, and culture. She holds a BA in communications and rhetoric studies from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and an MA in media, culture, and society from DePaul University in Chicago.

Press Clippings:
Here’s How Nonprofits Can Get Americans to Fight the Racism Laid Bare by Covid-19, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 2020.