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Tynesha McHarris

Brooklyn Community Foundation
Director of Community Leadership
Brooklyn, NY

Tynesha McHarris joined Brooklyn Community Foundation as Director of Community Leadership in June 2014. She has worked with the Foundation since January 2014, helping to launch and implement the Brooklyn Insights initiative; in her current role, she is developing the Foundation's core initiatives and grantmaking strategies. Previously, she was Director of Programs and Community Engagement at Newark Trust for Education, Director of Community Programming for PENewark, and Newark Program Director for the Sadie Nash Leadership Project. 

Tynesha is a graduate of Rutgers University, and has completed post-graduate training in Columbia Business School’s Social Enterprise Executive Education Program as well as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Center for Creative Leadership’s Executive Education Program. She is on the board of Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Chad Schools Foundation, and Art & Abolition. She lives in Bedford Stuyvesant with her sister Tameika; the pair are the subject of a future HBO documentary, Another Night in the Free World, featuring young women activists.