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Senior Associate, Race Equity and Leadership (REAL)
National League of Cities
As a Senior Associate on the Race Equity and Leadership (REAL) team at NLC since April. Jordan Curry Carter leads a national Boys and Young Men of Color technical assistance portfolio supporting municipal leaders, Boys and Young Men of Color, and local partners working to advance racial equity for everyone by improving life outcomes for boys and young men of color. Jordan is currently piloting the My Brother’s Keeper Framework to Affect Systems Change – national standards to evaluate MBK Communities with six municipalities in partnership with Bloomberg Associates, Cities United, Policy Link, Strive Together, and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance of the Obama Foundation. Jordan has spent the last five years working at the junction of racial equity, public health, and food policy, previously with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture administering the $68.9 million Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). While completing his MPH in Public Health Nutrition at George Washington University, he advocated for local policy efforts with community members as a representative of non-profits DC Greens and DC Central Kitchen in Washington D.C. Additionally, he has built strong cross-sector relationships with local and national non-profits, government officials, and philanthropic communities working to change institutional policies, practices, and procedures with a racial equity lens.