Jane Wilson & Jen Porter

Year
2013
Location
New York, NY
Amount
$70,000
Term
June 2013–December 2014

Jane Wilson and Jen Porter are 2013 Black Male Achievement Fellows.

Jane Wilson is cofounder of the Reset Foundation, which seeks to improve the life trajectories of people in prison by focusing on education and preparing people for reentry into the community.

Prior to Reset, Wilson worked as an attorney at Kaye Scholer, LLP and on the strategy team of New York City’s Department of Education’s District 79 (Alternative Schools and Programs). She was instrumental in founding the ROADS Charter High Schools, a network of schools serving overage, under-credited youth, and now serves on its board.

Wilson graduated from Stanford in Political Science with Honors in Education, and holds a JD from Columbia Law School and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Columbia Teachers College. She is currently pursuing a Masters from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Jen Porter is cofounder of the Reset Foundation, which seeks to improve the life trajectories of people in prison by focusing on education and preparing people for reentry into the community. She has a background in nonprofit management, philanthropy, and finance.

At New Profit Inc., a venture philanthropy fund, she was on the founding team for the Pathways Fund, a $25 million fund intended to scale organizations that work with disconnected youth. Prior to New Profit, she designed an impact assessment strategy for Next Street, a for-profit social enterprise providing advisory services to inner-city businesses, directed operations for an entrepreneurship training and microfinance program, and worked in corporate finance and accounting at two California-based firms.

Porter holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University where she graduated magna cum laude.