Harrison Wood is a cat-loving, yoga teacher that is fueled by cultivating changemaker communities. She serves as the Program Coordinator for the Teach For America Graduate Fellows Program, based in Cleveland, Mississippi. The program is a collaboration between Teach For America (TFA) and Delta State University to help reimagine what is possible for Mississippi by cultivating next generation social entrepreneurs.
Each year since 2016, she has helped identify a select group of 8-12 TFA alumni who desire to continue their time in Mississippi. Over the 2-year fellowship, selected TFA Fellows work to design and implement a ‘Social Entrepreneurship Project’ to find solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing Mississippi.
Harrison works to oversee and support 20+ social entrepreneurs as they address a variety of barriers their communities. Projects include after-school nonprofits that engage with coding curriculum and outdoor leadership; mental health programs focused on empowering young women; and a localized crowdfunding platform to help fund programs that create social value in MS.
Harrison holds an BS in Entertainment Industry Entrepreneurship and an MBA from Delta State University, and currently resides Huntsville, Alabama. To learn more, visit www.tfafellows.com.