Braeden Lentz (he/him) is committed to supporting young people with wealth in participating fully in social movements. He comes from a middle-class background and first found RG when he stumbled into a job in philanthropy at a young age at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock — a congregation-based funder of community organizing nationally. Braeden now comes to the RG staff after eight years of working with social justice and philanthropic organizations — having played a role as a staff person and consultant with Solidaire Network, United We Dream, the New York Foundation, the Urban Justice Center, and the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock. Before joining RG’s staff, Braeden served on the RG board for six years and currently serves on the board of the Brooklyn Movement Center.
He has also been a leader with New Yorkers for Social Justice PAC and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. First politicized through the Unitarian Universalist youth movement in high school, Braeden has been hooked on community-based and youth-led social change ever since. Braeden currently lives in New York City and is passionate about every corner of his home state of New York where he has lived, studied, and worked for his whole life. He also moonlights as a yoga teacher at The Shala.
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