Shapers Profile:

Founding Curator: 

Jonathan Coleman

Director of Programs
ASSETS Lancaster
About me:

Jonathan brings a wide array of experiences to his current work at ASSETS. He has been involved in economic and community development activities for 8 years, including projects in Latin America, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States. Prior to coming to ASSETS, his work included launching and managing a successful education-based pilot project in Zambia, overseeing impressive growth within a child sponsorship program in the Dominican Republic, aiding in the job placement of recently arrived refugees and asylum seekers in the United States, and teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Eastern University. As Program Director at ASSETS, Jonathan has helped to create and launch several new initiatives, including the Lending Circles Microloan Program and a Social Enterprise Accelerator and Pitch Competition. Based in large part on the success of these new programs, ASSETS has drastically increased its funding base, setting the organization up for substantial and profound long-term impact. Jonathan holds an MBA in Economic Development, and is fluent in Spanish.
Jonathan is an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for finding and developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems and a strong belief in the power of business to help facilitate positive societal change on a local, national, and global scale.

Business and Innovation | Entrepreneurship | Social Enterprise | Education | Finance and Economy