BA Journalism & Business // Northwestern College
Started at JXTA in 2019
Takara is passionate about dreaming big and making space for others to do the same. Takara brings 19 years of diverse nonprofit experience to JXTA. Most recently, Takara worked as an Associate Program Officer for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations. As JXTA’s fund development manager, she will help bring in resources, mostly financial, to JXTA. “Most people think of fund development as just asking for money, but my job is a mixture of creativity, research, strategy, storytelling, and relationship building. JXTA is a culmination of many things I love and am passionate about including education, hands-on learning opportunities, art, design, big thinking, youth of color, finding your passion, nurturing your talents, collaboration, North Side, and black liberation. I am honored to be a part of the squad!