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Jenny Goldstein

Development Director, Digital Divide Data

Biography

Jenny Goldstein is passionate about international development, human rights and developing creative, solution-focused approaches to resource development. She has 15 years experience working in philanthropy, international programs and program management. Jenny works as the Director of Development at Digital Divide Data (DDD), a social enterprise that works in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya to create better futures for disadvantaged youth in a business processing outsourcing company and with veterans and military spouses in Virginia. She manages philanthropic investments and investors who support over 1,000 students annually for university scholarships, among other trainings. DDD . The innovative work/study program enables young women and men from impoverished families gain work experience plus access to higher education. As a result, they secure professional jobs and earn lasting higher incomes, breaking the cycle of poverty. Since 2001, the projected increase in lifetime earnings for youth in DDD’s program is more than $350 million.

Previously Jenny worked at American Jewish World Service (AJWS) in numerous roles. As Director of Donor Engagement she oversaw donor travel programs to over eight countries, annual events, leadership councils and project managed a grant across northern India that addressed child marriage. Jenny has also worked at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, at NYU Wagner Graduate School and volunteered in Izmir, Turkey. Jenny holds a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) and an MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies, both from New York University. Jenny is a board member of Yahel Israel Service Learning and has participated and been a mentor of several Leukemia and Lymphoma triathlon teams.