Chauncy Lennon leads JPMorgan Chase’s initiatives to promote economic opportunity and prosperity through investments in workforce practice, innovation, and policy. These include New Skills at Work, a 5 year $250 million initiative to help workers and industries invest in the skills needed to compete and prosper in the global economy; the Fellowship Initiative, a comprehensive enrichment program providing young men of color with learning experiences that are designed to help them achieve their education and career potential; and investments in Summer Youth Employment Programs in 15 US cities to help underserved youth obtain the skills necessary to build lasting careers.
He joins JPMorgan Chase from the Ford Foundation, where his grant-making focused on promoting economic advancement for low-income workers by improving access to workforce development and work support programs. Prior to the Ford Foundation, Chauncy was senior vice president for Asset Building at Seedco, a national workforce development intermediary, where he was responsible for the growth and operation of national initiatives that connect low-wage workers to income-enhancing benefits and services. He also has extensive experience researching the mobility patterns of the working poor. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University, master's degree from the University of Chicago and bachelor's degree from Williams College. He has taught urban studies at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and at Barnard College.Return to members list