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Jennifer Borrero

2024 Fellow

Founder, Youth Housing Coalition

United States

Jennifer Borrero (JB) is a Global Ambassador for the United Nations Foundation representing SDG 11 and the Founder of Youth Housing Coalition, an equity-centered Housing Development firm. Youth Housing Coalition has two arms; one being Advocacy and Community Organizing that trains and empowers the next generation of Housing Leaders at the Policy level. Magnolia Group is the Development focused arm of YHC.

Magnolia Group was founded with the purpose of innovating the real estate industry by creating pathways for wealth creation and financial stability for communities; being a leader in diverse workforce participation and through sustainable building innovation. As a community-driven developer, Magnolia Group is committed to a vision of development innovation, educational advancement and environmental stewardship, both in building construction and equitable outcomes.

From Nicaragua to the Middle East and domestically, JB has run programs in the private and public sectors that focus on creating social change. In 2023 she received the Hispanic Executive 30 under 30 award for Social Impact and has given TED talks on the future of housing. In 2023 she was awarded a NextGen Leader award by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. She holds a Masters degree from Georgia State University.

Her work sits at the intersection of Political Theory, Sustainability and Social Justice. Jennifer’s ultimate goal is to highlight innovative solutions to global problems while building community across cultures.