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Taina Jones

Taina Jones

Taina Jones

Initiatives Associate, HOPE SF
Why do you do what you do?

I’m most fulfilled when I’m helping people, especially women and people of color, whether it’s through international development work or in my own community. I love to be part of finding solutions to create a more equitable place, either through education, health and wellness, transportation, and access to good job opportunities. I can’t see myself doing anything else.

 What drew you to the foundation?

I came here because of our mission — our focus on equity and inclusion to create opportunities for everyone. The first time I visited our website, I saw our diverse staff, and I could see myself being part of the organization, working with inspiring colleagues and mentors.

How would you describe your role?

I help ensure that one of our initiatives, HOPE SF, runs smoothly and supports our many partners, so that it’s best positioned to provide access to housing, transportation, education, economic mobility, among other priorities. I love that this work strengthens our community.

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