March 23, 2021

On March 23, 2021, Jennifer Jones Austin was named chair of a new New York City Racial Justice Commission created to end structural racism.


February 22, 2021

The 2021 Nonprofit Power 100 acknowledges the influence of major nonprofits across New York, providing essential social services and advocating on behalf of the sector and the communities it serves. City & State recognizes Jennifer Jones Austin as a leader in economic and racial equity in New York City.


December 1, 2020

As the nation its attention to the penultimate power move for a Black American woman – becoming vice president of the United States – let’s note that this triumph isn’t happening in a vacuum. Black women have long had a pivotal, yet overlooked, role in politics and government.