Jordan Chaney (He/Him)
Jordan Chaney is a digital-nomad lecturer, poet, speaker, writer, philanthropist, and artist residing the sunny Southwest. In 2020, Jordan was presented the “Tri-Cities Champion of Diversity” award by the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce for sustained commitment to the pursuit of diversity and inclusion in the community and the workplace. In 2018, Jordan co-founded Hope Builders “a court to community pipeline”, and with a team of dedicated community-leaders they created the Community Hope Wall, a hope-based community mural project that raises awareness of the importance of having hope, making art, and listening to the incarcerated youth-voice. In 2017, Jordan was presented with the Commitment to Diversity award by the African American Community Cultural & Educational Society for his work in the community on race, politics, and social justice. In 2014, Jordan created Urban Poets Society, a youth-leadership program that promotes public speaking, performance arts, peer-to-peer community engagement and outreach for the disadvantaged and marginalized youths in his community. He has published four books of poetry and is a guest columnist 3 publications.
From 2009 to 2022, Jordan Chaney has been mentoring youth in arts and community-leadership. His Art Dojo program is being implemented in other communities around his home state.