Chastity Lord

President & CEO, Jeremiah Program
Brooklyn, New York

Chastity has spent two decades dedicated to dismantling systems of inequity for marginalized communities. She deeply believes that generational poverty is a social justice issue and that families are the best owners and narrators of their lives. History has proven time and again that building infrastructure, leadership, and power for marginalized communities creates a contagion of long-term change. Her professional North Star and commitment to equity and justice for the past two decades is influenced by her own personal experience as a first-generation college graduate. Prior to JP, Chastity served as Chief Operating Officer at Color of Change (COC), a racial justice organization with 7+ million members. Prior to joining COC, Chastity was the Chief External Officer of Achievement First, a nonprofit organization that operates 50 public charter schools in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Brooklyn. Chastity also spent eight years at The Posse Foundation, a nationally-recognized and MacArthur Genius-awarded college access program devoted to public high school students who show academic and leadership potential, but may be overlooked by the traditional college admissions process. She has a BA in organizational communication from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA in strategy and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a 2012 Pahara-Aspen Fellow with the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Chastity also serves on the board of Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and in the past year was quoted as a thought leader in top-tier outlets including Reuters, Politico, CNN, MSNBC, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, CBS Morning and NPR.

Stories featuring Chastity Lord

Although the COVID-19 pandemic threw off the day-to-day lives of people across the country, that did not stop nonprofits, health and human services, w...
BlogAugust 24, 2020
The Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) Initiative is a partnership with Imaginable Futures and the ECMC Foundation to raise awareness...
BlogAugust 19, 2020
These last few months have been painful and emotional for all of us. We watched as another Black man was killed, a Black woman’s murder continue...
BlogAugust 13, 2020

Convenings Featuring Chastity Lord

Location: Virtual & In-Person in Washington, DC
Over the course of two days, our discussions focused on bold, equitable, and pragmatic strategies for building prosperity and well-being for all families. Sessions include insights from the latest two-generation (2Gen) family data, examples of...
ConveningApril 11, 2023 ‚Äď April 12, 2023
Location: Washington, DC & Virtual
More than 1 in 5 college students is a student parent ‚Äď exceptional individuals juggling caregiving, studying, working, and more. In this session, join leaders reimagining postsecondary systems to be more accessible to and inclusive of student...
ConveningApril 12, 2023