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Jennifer Park

Director of Certification and Community

What Works Cities

Biography

Jennifer Park is the Director of Certification and Community for What Works Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative. She launched the Certification program, the first-ever national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government that helps cities benchmark their progress and develop a roadmap for using data to drive effective change and deliver results for residents. Previously, she was at Echoing Green, a global nonprofit providing early-seed funding, fellowship, and strategic support to social entrepreneurs. She supported the implementation of the Work on Purpose program, which was awarded the 2014 AshokaU’s Cordes Innovation Award. Prior to Echoing Green, she worked for Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Organizing for Action and started her career in research at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Jenn attended the University of Southern California and Villanova University.

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