Jordi is a Changemaker that is currently attending Grand Valley State University.
Jordi Nsiaka is a Changemaker with Fostering Success Michigan and is passionate about helping youth who have experienced foster care succeed in college and make a positive difference in their lives. As someone who has been in foster care, Jordi values passing on his success tactics to those who need them the most. "People helped me become who I am, and I'm prepared to do the same for people who need my aid," he constantly says.
Jordi graduated from Plainwell High School in 2019, but he did not stop there. Since then he has attended Grand Rapid Community College for two years, and is currently a junior at Grand Valley State University. Jordi is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and came to the United States 5 years ago. As he puts it, he went to the United States not knowing any English, but what brought him here to learn is not only because he knew he had to, but because he believes that trying to succeed is calling yourself victorious ahead of time. Jordi aims to support adults who have experienced foster care to succeed in college and create transforming relationships with each of them.
Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline."Make a Donation