Joanna Ain is a Senior Policy Manager at Prosperity Now. In this role, she focuses on issues around financial integration, financial security in the workplace and entrepreneurship.
Joanna comes to Prosperity Now after six years at Housing Corporation of Arlington, a nonprofit community development corporation in Arlington, Massachusetts. There, Joanna implemented Arlington’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program with federal stimulus money and managed the organization’s fundraising, marketing and policy work. Joanna was also the co-chair of both Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations’ Policy Committee and Somerville-Arlington Homeless Providers.
Joanna began her post-college career at Jewish National Fund, working in their Boston office to raise funds for infrastructure development in Israel. Beginning at the same time, Joanna taught American Jewish history for five years at Temple Shir Tikvah in Winchester, Massachusetts.
Joanna holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Cornell University.