Dasjon Jordan is an organizer, designer, and planner from New Orleans. He has worked with public agencies, cities, community-based organizations and the private sector on place-based economic development strategies in the U.S., South Africa and Mexico. Dasjon specializes in commercial district revitalization focusing on small business financial and marketing ecosystems, restorative design strategies, and neighborhood cultural planning.
Prior to returning to BCC, Dasjon was the Strategy and Development Officer for the Ujamaa Economic Development Corporation. Also, Dasjon was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) CoLab (Community Innovators Lab) post-graduate fellow. His work focused on growing the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, student engagement in racial and economic justice in practice and pedagogy through CoLab. Dasjon returns to lead BCC, after working as the Commercial Revitalization Coordinator at Broad Community Connections in 2016. He holds a master’s of city planning from MIT and a bachelor’s of architecture from Louisiana State University.
Dasjon believes in people and trusting relationships to forge civic power and make things happen. BCC’s future with Dasjon is rooted in relationships and driven by bold imagination.
Healthy Equity Director
India’s expertise lies at the intersection of art, culture, education, and social enterprise. She brings her experience leading collaborative teams and facilitating diverse perspectives to gain support for transformative change initiatives to her role as Health Equity Director. As a New Orleans native with deep roots in the 7th Ward and Mid-City neighborhoods, India believes in the power of resident-led convening and plans to ensure equitable health outcomes for the most vulnerable.
Prior to her role at BCC, India taught African American Literature and Theater at Benjamin Franklin High School where she also chaired the fine arts department. In addition to her work as an educator, she is a freelance production manager for arts organizations and festivals throughout the southern region. Her production management portfolio includes: North Carolina Black Repertory Company, producers of the National Black Theater Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Tulane Summer Lyric, and No Dream Deferred NOLA.
India holds Master’s of Fine Arts in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University and Bachelor’s of Theater Arts & Speech Communications with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Dillard University, the oldest HBCU in the state of Louisiana.
Broad Community Connections’ board deliberately brings together the diverse set of interests and stakeholders on Broad Street and in the surrounding communities, including the businesses and property owners, residents, organizations, and institutions.