On today's episode of Storytelling with a Purpose we are joined by Lynne Algrant, the Vice President for Planning, Development & Communications at Greater Bergen Community Action, a $37 million anti-poverty organization serving Bergen County and northern NJ.
Prior to joining GBCA, Lynne served as CEO of Bergen Volunteers for five years. In January 2017, she was named one of the 17 people to watch in 2017 by The Bergen Record and Northjersey.com. In February 2020, she was awarded the Community Service Award by the County Executive, Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Bergen County African American Advisory Committee. From 2010 through 2015, Lynne served as the Councilmember-at-Large for the City of Englewood, NJ and was elected by her peers to serve as Council President for two years. She has a BA in English and History from Emory University, where she was one of the first Woodruff Scholars. She has an MA in English from Rutgers, where she was a University Graduate Fellow.
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