What brings me to this work?
Like many first-generation college students, earning a college degree was a huge milestone for me and my family. However, I wouldn’t have been able to get to and through college without all the support that was provided to me in the process. For that, I am excited to be a part of Achieve Atlanta, where we are working directly with students daily to make their dream of going to college a reality.
Jordan Tafari is a proud graduate of Morehouse College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the School of Education at the University of Michigan. As the Manager, Scholar Support, Jordan supports prospective and current Achieve Atlanta Scholars, ensuring they receive assistance they need to retain the Achieve Atlanta Scholarship and stay on track during college.Prior to joining Achieve Atlanta, Jordan served as a Fellow with the Education Trust Midwest, where he worked with the policy team, analyzing Michigan school data and state policies that greatly affect Michigan’s students of color and those living in poverty. Jordan has a strong connection to the Atlanta community, having worked with Atlanta Public Schools, Southern Education Foundation, Next Generation Men & Women, and other organizations dedicated to educational equity.