Foundation News: Danielle Cornwall Joins JRF
June 10, 2015 - News
We are happy to announce the appointment of Danielle Cornwall as the Foundation’s new Assistant Director of Educational Services. Ms. Cornwall joins the Foundation, recognized for being the nation’s premier education and leadership development scholarship program for minority students, after serving as a Manager at the National Urban League.
Ms. Cornwall’s career has revolved around minority issues and education for quite some time. She spent the last six years at the National Urban League, most recently leading the Black Executive Exchange program, prior to which she worked on the Education and Youth Development Division’s signature program, Project Ready. Her work at the League impacted students nationwide, empowering them to succeed at all levels – college, work and life. Before joining the NUL, she was a site director for the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service, where she led thematic based after-school learning opportunities for low income students. Ms. Cornwall also worked at the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities, where she supported its education, diversity and inclusion mission by providing individual and group counseling to minority students.
Ms. Cornwall has an M.S.W. from Howard University and a B.S. in Psychology fromHampton University. Her personal civic engagement includes being a troop leader in the Girl Scouts of America.
At JRF, Ms. Cornwall will focus on, among other things, the Foundation’s annualMentoring and Leadership Conference, its new digital mentoring portal, the further development and implementation of JRF’s “42 Strategies for Success” curriculum, coordination of the Rachel Robinson International Fellowship and theKaplan Test Prep Scholarship.
“The Jackie Robinson Foundation has, for 41 years, made a tremendous impact on students of color,” said Ms. Cornwall. “I’m looking forward to upholding this tradition of success and to working directly with the exceptional JRF Scholars and alumni to ensure that the graduating classes have the skills necessary for leadership and access to networks that will support their continued success. It is my goal that these dynamic professionals will embody the ideals of civic responsibility exemplified by Jackie and Rachel Robinson.”