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Janeira Forté

Janeira Forté

Chief Impact Officer

Janeira is the Chief Impact Officer and leads uAspire’s Impact Department, which comprises our Advising, Training & Technical Assistance, Policy & Systems Change models. Janeira leads the development and execution of impact model strategies to continuously improve services to students and practitioners, achieving organizational outcomes. Previously, Janeira was the Senior Director of Program Partnerships at uAspire, where she was responsible for ensuring that our newest programmatic models were structured and delivered with quality as well as playing a critical role in overseeing and cultivating partnerships across the country.

Janeira has deep experience managing and supporting large teams, particularly through equity, collaboration, and change. She has over 20 years of experience as a leader in the nonprofit sector.Before joining uAspire, she served as the Executive Director of a behavior-based drug prevention and leadership training organization for adolescents. Janeira is also committed to promoting equity. Through her volunteer work, she helped form the first diversity committee at a local school and is the Co-Founder of We Ride 4 Justice. She has dedicated her life to the social-emotional well-being of young people and now continues to advocate for their needs through uAspire. Janeira earned both her BA in Behavioral Science and MS in Business Leadership from Concordia College, graduating summa cum laude. 

Why uAspire?

Being a first-generation college graduate, I personally understand the circumstances of families who may lack the necessary tools, resources, or knowledge to find affordable pathways to postsecondary education. uAspire is impacting the lives of students who desire to pursue higher education through its three prong approach of training, advising, and policy work to increase equity while pushing toward systemic change.