Today we’re thrilled to announce that Yasmin Fodil has joined 100Kin10 as our first National Director of Community. In this role, we were looking for a teammate to build and lead a comprehensive vision to mobilize our engaged and activated network. We saw the role as our frontline community organizer and catalyst, working with Julie Drapala and Karen Baker to connect with partners and understand their work, their challenges, what they can contribute, and what they need, so we could better support our partners to make meaningful progress both against their own commitments and against the myriad systemic challenges that stand in the way of our goal of 100,000 excellent STEM teachers.
We conducted a national search to find just the right person, only to discover, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, that she was right in our backyard all along. Yasmin joins us full time after having worked with 100Kin10 as a consultant on a number of key projects since 2013. From helping to redesign the onboarding process we use to welcome new members to the 100Kin10 network, to guiding the creation of our first Solution Lab, which in turn led to the #BlowMindsTeachSTEM campaign, she has worked behind the scenes to craft experiences that have helped partners connect, learn, ideate, and ultimately do more together than they ever could alone.
Yasmin’s expertise (see bio on our website and below) in community organizing, human-centered design, innovation, and change management is critical to the next phase of 100Kin10, as we work to organize and mobilize around the Grand Challenges: the system-level obstacles that make getting and keeping excellent STEM teachers for all classrooms so difficult.
Yasmin is looking forward to building on her many existing relationships with partners and getting to know the rest. She will be working closely alongside partners to understand how 100Kin10 can best support them in this essential work – and how together we can help realize our shared goals.
As National Director of Community, Yasmin leads our work in organizing and mobilizing partners in making meaningful progress against their own commitments and against the myriad systemic challenges that stand in the way of our goal of 100,000 excellent STEM teachers.
Yasmin’s career has focused on helping organizations solve pressing public problems in creative ways, working at the intersection of human-centered design, innovation, audience engagement, and change management. Yasmin has previously served as a Community Organizer with Green Corps, an Information Officer at the NYC Department of Education’s Office of the Arts and Special Projects, a Senior Strategist at GOODcorps, and most recently as the founder of BYO projects, a consultancy that uses design and technology to help organizations better engage with and serve their constituents.
She has a BA in Government from Cornell University and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. In addition to her work at 100Kin10, she is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU Wagner, where she teaches Digital Innovation Lab, a masters-level course she designed to help future public servants enhance their ability to solve public problems with digital technology.