2017 Voqal Fellow Spotlight: Tenaja Jordan

September 21, 2017

The Voqal Fellowship is a talent and technology accelerator for tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs. It’s searching for change-makers and thought leaders who want to launch their next “big idea” that will increase equity for those who are least well off politically, economically and/or socially. This month we take a look at one of the 2017 fellows, Tenaja Jordan.

Tenaja’s project, MySeedofChange.com, is aimed at building content and a virtual community for active and aspiring change-makers in marginalized communities.

Tenaja Jordan is a career nonprofit professional with over 10 years of experience in nonprofit organizational development. She most recently served as Social Sector Outreach Manager at Foundation Center, where she oversaw a national webinar program. Prior to that, she was a center director with the YMCA of Greater NY, served in management roles at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Education Services (CASES), Fortune Society and led project management efforts at several New York nonprofits.

She came into the nonprofit field inspired by personal experiences and has spoken and written about them in such venues as New York magazine, Colorlines magazine and Blavity. Tenaja served on the board of directors of the Hetrick Martin Institute: New York from 2009-2014, is a founding board member of the Hetrick Martin Institute: New Jersey and regularly volunteers with local human and social services nonprofits. She holds a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies from CUNY York College and earned her master of public administration degree from the CUNY Baruch College School of Public Affairs’ Executive Program.

Want to be one of our next Voqal Fellows? Applications for the 2018 Voqal Fellowship are now open! To learn more, visit the Voqal Fellowship page.