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Represented Foundation

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Justice & Legal
  • Race & Ethnicity


950 Fulton AveUnit 380616Bronx, NY 10463 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Closing the Diversity gap in social impact leadership


The idea for Represented Foundation was born in South Africa in 2008. That year our founder, Noel, interned at an NGO committed to rehabilitating street children, in Cape Town, South Africa. There he witnessed the organization serve a population comprised of 100% people of color, while the only non-White employee in the company was the van driver. Noel wondered how program participants were supposed to learn to become leaders, without the opportunity to see what themselves reflected as one. He would return to the US - motivated to find a real community for Black and Brown social impact leaders.

‚ÄčOver the next 10 years, Noel worked in Human Resources at high-performing charities in New York, while growing his own network of diverse leaders in the field. In the fall of 2017, Noel decided to use his experience in leadership development to create Represented Foundation, a community network where emerging Black and Brown social impact leaders could get the training they need, before stepping confidently into the role, themselves.


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