Founder & President


Grace C. Weltman, Founder

Grace Welt­man, the Founder of Com­mu­ni­ties in Motion, brings over 20 years of expe­ri­ence in pub­lic pol­i­cy, non­prof­it lead­er­ship, and com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment. Her exper­tise lies in improv­ing social and human ser­vices through col­lab­o­ra­tive efforts. Grace pro­vides non­prof­it capac­i­ty build­ing, train­ing, and tech­ni­cal assis­tance to gov­ern­ment and non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, spe­cial­iz­ing in man­age­ment, social ser­vice deliv­ery sys­tems, data infra­struc­ture, and pub­lic pol­i­cy planning.

With a strong back­ground in com­mu­ni­ty plan­ning, group facil­i­ta­tion, and com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment, Grace has con­tributed her skills to var­i­ous sec­tors, includ­ing ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion, social ser­vices, home­less­ness, and youth development.

Grace holds a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Pub­lic Pol­i­cy & Man­age­ment and a Mas­ter’s in Pub­lic Pol­i­cy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Price School of Pub­lic Pol­i­cy. She active­ly par­tic­i­pates in ini­tia­tives that influ­ence the pub­lic and non­prof­it indus­try. Cur­rent­ly, Grace serves as an instruc­tor at the USC Safe Com­mu­ni­ties Insti­tute, focus­ing on homelessness.

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