Delsenia joined the Tenants & Neighbors staff in September 2013. In her time at Tenants & Neighbors, she co-led Tenants & Neighbors pilot Tenant Leadership Institute and leads the legislative and policy campaigns to strengthen the rent laws at the state-level. Delsenia participated along with Tenants & Neighbors executive and a board member in the North Star Fund Movement Leadership Grant Program in 2013. A housing activist in Harlem, she is currently the President of the Lenox Terrace Association of Concerned Tenants. In 2007, she created an organization called the Gang of Six — an alliance between the three largest rent-regulated developments in Harlem including Lenox Terrace, the Riverton, and the Savoy (formerly Delano Village). Delsenia has recently begun another group, the Central Harlem Tenants Alliance, whose purpose is to empower tenants through education and organizing in a rapidly gentrifying community. Prior to joining Tenants & Neighbors, Delsenia worked in education and public relations. She is a founder of the Bronx Career & College Preparatory High School, and has also worked as a public relations and media relations specialist with several public relations agencies in New York City. Delsenia is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA in Communications, and is a 2017 New York Community Trust/Baruch College Leadership Fellow.
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