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Jenn C is the Director of Real-World Opportunities, she is responsible for deepening BPL’s community-connected, place-based approach in the Bronx. Jenn helps to cultivate and sustain strong relationships with local organizations and employers to expand opportunities for young people growing up in the Bronx.

Prior to working at BPL, Jennifer was an Operations Manager for Key Collegiate Charter School, where she supported the school with virtual reopening plans during the Covid pandemic. Prior to this role, she was a Manager of Operations, Youth Career Pathways, at Per Scholas—an organization that provides infrastructure IT training. During her time at Per Scholas, Jennifer designed and launched the ‘Pathfinders’ ambassador program, which supports high school students through the Per Scholas’ technology training admissions process.

Jennifer graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a bachelor of arts in Journalism and earned a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Fordham University.

Jennifer Cortez

Director, Real-World Opportunities

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