Strengthening Democracy Challenge
Senior Director of Leadership, Interfaith Youth Core
Jenan Mohajir is an educator, a storyteller, a mother and a believer in building relationships across the lines that separate us. Jenan currently serves as the Senior Director of Student Leadership at Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), where she oversees the creation and implementation of programs that invest in development of student and alumni leaders. For the last 14 years, Jenan has served as a senior staff member at IFYC and has trained hundreds of young people from religious and secular backgrounds to be interfaith leaders who create a different story of engagement in our polarized world. When she can, Jenan volunteers with Sirat Chicago, a neighborhood space that fosters a healthy community by supporting initiatives around service and worship, education and arts and family life. Jenan is deeply inspired by the stories from her family and her faith to create change at the intersections of gender, sexuality, race and religion. Jenan loves collecting old children’s books and lives on the south side of Chicago with her husband and three children.