The Collective Future Fund is excited to announce Jardyn Lake is joining our team as Program Associate. In this role, Jardyn will be responsible for overseeing and providing programmatic management and grantmaking support, as well as bringing deep wisdom and many talents to the CFF team.
“I am thrilled to join the Collective Future Fund and to contribute to their critical work building a future of power, joy and collective healing for women of color, femmes, and gender non-conforming people, particularly through a transnational lens,” said Jardyn Lake.
Jardyn, a Southern Black/queer cultural activist, youth worker, and artist, brings 15 years of social justice organizing and leadership experience. Jardyn was politically trained by the Highlander Center and Southerners on New Ground (SONG). Jardyn has organized and led liberatory work, both nationally and internationally, ranging from the decriminalization of Black and Latinx queer and trans youth to Black immigration justice work.
As a non-binary, Black feminist, Jardyn is excited to bring a gender expansive vision and imagination to Collective Future Fund, and help resource women of color, femmes, and gender non-conforming people through CFF’s grantmaking. Jardyn is interested in creating a queer and trans Black, Caribbean, and African transnational dialogue to inhabit spaces of joy, collective healing, and reclamation.
“Jardyn will be a truly valuable member of the Collective Future Fund team and we are thrilled to have them join,” said Aleyamma Mathew, Executive Director of Collective Future Fund. “Jardyn brings vast experience as an organizer and activist, and their deep roots as a leader in liberatory movements is an important addition to our team.”