Impacts of Policies and Politics in Communities of ColorMon, April 15
Tenzing is currently the Director of Community Development at Hester Street, an urban planning, design and development nonprofit that works to ensure that neighborhoods are shaped by the people who live in them. At Hester Street, he works with CBO’s that are vulnerable to displacement in rapidly changing neighborhoods in NYC to find placemaking opportunities funded through a mix of public and private funding and financing that position them into the future. Prior, at NYC Economic Development Corporation, he managed a very diverse $2B+ portfolio of City funded capital projects and consulted regularly on large scale development project, citywide initiatives and RFPs. City Capital accessible to smaller nonprofits and CBOs, funded a series of capacity building workshops and real estate lectures designed for nonprofit market in NYC and simplified the City contracting processes by providing technical guides and templates for groups. Tenzing began his career as a housing counselor for Chhaya CDC- Queens and returned back to Chhaya in 2014 after a decade of public service at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, as its interim Executive Director. He has served as a member of the NYC Nonprofit Board Development Coalition and contributed to the NYC Good Governance Blueprint.