Cierra Stancil

Senior Community Impact Officer

As a Senior Community Impact Officer, Cierra is responsible for evaluating grant proposals and providing funding recommendations to the Community Impact leadership team.  Her areas of focus include, civic education, civic engagement, community organizing and various aspects of giving for the most basic of human needs including food security. Cierra brings years of experience at various philanthropic and nonprofit organizations in an array of programmatic roles including at Capital Workforce Partners and most recently for the American Savings Foundation in New Britain. She received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Trinity College. In her role, Stancil brings her philanthropic experience and grantmaking skills back to her hometown of Hartford.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
My favorite thing about Greater Hartford is the food. I have favorite Indian, Thai, Jamaican and Vietnamese (Pho) places. I also know where you can get great empanadas. I’ve visited/lived other places and the food variety and taste does not compare!

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking." -Steve Jobs

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
I have demonstrated my commitment to the residents of Hartford through a range of volunteer roles, including serving as a youth mentor and as an advisor to Capital Workforce Partners. I count my previous service on the board of the Blue Hills Civic Association among my proudest accomplishments.