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Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Appoints Social and Economic Justice Program Officers | Local News

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation announced two new program leaders on Thursday.

Alexandria Jones and Eniris Riddick will oversee the social and economic justice priority area, the foundation said in a press release. They will join the team later this month.

These hires support their “All for NC Framework for Grantmaking and Learning” mission, the foundation said.

“Together, Alex and Eniris will work to develop effective strategies for the Foundation to facilitate positive systemic change, analyze grant applications, support applicants and grantee partners, help build organizational capacity, and ‘evaluate the effectiveness of the Foundation’s strategies,’ they said.

According to the foundation, Jones previously worked as associate director of digital philanthropy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and consulted or worked with a myriad of organizations, including Organize 2020, Racial and Social Justice Caucus of the North Carolina. Association of Educations and the United Methodist Church. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, the foundation said.

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Riddick previously worked as executive director of FaithAction International House and has also worked with various organizations, including Catholic Charities and Family Services, Inc, the foundation said. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of Puerto Rico.