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In the words of her supervisor, "There is no doubt that one day Jordyn Scorpio will be the CEO of a non-profit organization." As a program manager at SHALVA, which supports Jewish individuals who have experienced domestic abuse, Jordyn has helped launch Seven Circles, a program aimed at educating about domestic abuse and healthy relationships.
Since moving to Chicago in 2019, Jordyn has been involved with the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood Solidarity Network, the planning committee for the JCFS Professional Network, the program committee for the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, steering committee for Run DV (domestic violence) Out of Town, and served as SHALVA rep on the Chicago Network Advocating Against Domestic Violence. Jordyn volunteers for political causes by writing letters and making phone calls.
She, Her, Hers
Director of Community Education, SHALVA
ON THE SIDE:
Friend, partner, daughter, sister, aunt, and always on the hunt for the best bagel in Chicago.
HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK:
All types of ways: donating, volunteering, learning, listening. In recent years, I've turned hyper-local when giving back. I support the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood Solidarity Network weekly and love it because there will always be a need next door and there is always a way to fill that need in your same neighborhood. Helping build those bridges strengthens a community and brings about more caring, understanding, and safety.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
East coast gal with a Midwest flair.
A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Sandy Koufax. He's a reminder that to be proudly and loudly Jewish is not something to shy away from no matter who and where you are.
YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
Relationships are the most valuable thing in life. Dedicate time to fostering the relationships that are most important to you and don’t settle for relationships that don’t serve you.