Director, Just Urban Economies , Community Innovators Lab (CoLab)
The Bronx, NY
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Urban Development
Yorman is currently a Program Manager at CoLab MIT, where he Coordinates the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, a local effort in the Bronx that seeks to leverage local assets to drive economic development strategies targeted at building wealth and ownership at scale among low-income residents. His commitment to designing systems to address the root causes of intergenerational poverty emerged out of his work as a community organizer with the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, where he organized young people around issues of sustainable economic development, education reform, and voter education. It was during this time that Yorman co-founded the Urban Youth Collaborative, a city-wide youth organization working on education reform. He moved on from NWBCCC to lead a career in electoral organizing, where he managed many political campaigns at various levels of government.