Delanoe Johnson

Associate, Reimagine Learning Fund

As an Associate for the Reimagine Learning Fund, Delanoe will be supporting Liz Leberman on planning for our annual plenary and managing our regular network engagement and communications strategy. He will also be working closely with Molly on our grantee support and launching our Youth Engagement strategy.

Delanoe seeks to help create & sustain holistic educational opportunities for students from non-traditional backgrounds. As a youth from an underprivileged urban community who carried trauma into the classroom and was passionate about the arts, Delanoe knows firsthand how typical academic curricula and spaces can fail to see the fullness of a student’s identity and support their overall wellbeing & success. Delanoe comes to New Profit from YouthBuild USA, an organization which has served as a springboard for him to advocate for youth starting in 2010 when he first entered the organization.

He began his work with YouthBuild as a volunteer through Americorps VISTA where he helped to build the capacity and reach of YouthBuild’s graduate network. Throughout his time working with YouthBuild his work varied greatly and extended across many of the organization’s programs. Therefore, in addition to supporting daily data collection & management for the national office he has done everything from hosting their national young leaders’ conference to helping plan and fundraise for an alumni exchange gathering.

Outside of work, Delanoe enjoys making music at his in-home studio, supporting local artists of color, and continues to mentor youth from the YouthBuild network.