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Jordyn Lexton

Drive Change

Jordyn's 6 word bio is: Not Cut Out For The Sidelines. Jordyn is the Founder and CEO of Drive Change, a social enterprise that uses the food truck/hospitality industry to hire, teach, and empower formerly incarcerated youth, raise awareness about injustice, and build community. Prior to launching Drive Change in 2014, Jordyn spent three years teaching English on Riker’s Island and witnessing the traumatic effects of adult jail on youth. Jordyn entered the re-entry field to work at organizations including CASES and the Center for Employment Opportunities, as well as for Governor Cuomo’s Work for Success program. Jordyn also spent seven months working as a manger on the Kimchi Taco Truck to learn the food truck business. Jordyn holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature from WesleyanUniversity and a Master’s in Education from Pace University. Jordyn is a 2015  Echoing Green Fellow.