Jidel De Leon
CTC Community Coordinator/Organizer
As a Communities that Care Coordinator and Community Organizer, Jidel works to help children, adults, and families in East Harlem overcome life challenges. She joined The Foundling because of the continued impact that the organization makes in the community. In the future, she aims to pursue a master’s degree in social work, and continue applying her skills to give back and help others.
Jidel, who is originally from the Bronx and now lives in Brooklyn, graduated from Knowledge & Power Preparatory Academy International High School and SUNY Old Westbury. To de-stress from work, she enjoys going on walks with her puppy Lucy while listening to soothing music. Jidel’s role model is Michelle Obama, whose self-confidence has inspired her to believe in herself.