Joy Lindsay is the Founder and CEO of Butterfly Dreamz, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps girls develop into women who achieve their dreams and fill the roles of leadership in this nation and world. Shie is also the Chief of Staff at Newark Opportunity Youth Network, an organization that establishes exceptional, world-class public schools and education programs for opportunity youth. Joy is the author and publisher of several young adult books and has worked in consulting, finance, and public education management.
Joy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, is an alumna of the Leadership Newark Fellowship program, and is a proud member of the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Joy is passionate about education and has worked with youth in various capacities, including as a mentor, coach, and facilitator of enrichment programs, for more than eleven years.
Joy holds a BBA in Finance from Howard University and an MPA in Nonprofit Management & Policy from NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Psychology at Columbia University.
"Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical and Expect more than others think is possible." ~African Proverb
As she continues her work, Joy hopes to use her diverse skills and background to ensure all children have equitable access to quality education and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.