Dayanna TorresDirector of Community Solutions
Dayanna Torres is JobsFirstNYC’s director of community solutions. She plays a leading role in working with local communities to develop new solutions that are responsive to the unique needs of individual neighborhoods. Previously, she was the senior project manager for partnerships and business development at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she led projects to spur inclusive economic development and talent pipeline solutions for the city’s high-growth industry investments. Prior to that, she was the founding site manager for Single Stop at CUNY’s John Jay College and worked at the New York City Housing Authority, where she cultivated partnerships connecting residents to adult education and training, business development, and financial literacy. Dayanna formerly served as Bronx Community Board 5 Youth Committee Chair and currently serves on the board of Women Creating Change. She holds a dual bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from Syracuse University.