JJ Townsend

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Growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (post Katrina) awakened me to community resilience, adapt to situations, and fascinated me to fix things broken.Β 

— JJ Townsend

I'm the founder & CEO of a crowdfunding platform for community projects. We're cultivating action and building a digital town square at Citizenville.org.

I'm also building better citizens by teaching students how to code and about entrepreneurship at Midtown Charter in Jackson, MS. Follow the action on Twitter @buildbettercitizens

In my spare time, I organize a microgrant GUMBO dinner series that funds and celebrates community projects. Follow the journey @CitizenvilleORG

(In my other spare time, I travel and run half-marathons!)