Majora Carter

Majora (mah-JOR-ah) Carter’s career as an urban revitalization strategist began right at home in the South Bronx. When the City  planned a new and expansive waste facility, she shifted into gear because “no one seemed to care—including many of us who lived here.”

Carter went on to found the non-profit Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx).  With her motto “you shouldn’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one”, she built a new park on the site of an illegal garbage dump and launched urban green-collar job training initiatives. By 2005 she received a MacArthur ‘genius’ Fellowship, and in 2008, Carter formed a for-profit consulting firm, Majora Carter Group LLC (MCG).   Her Clients represent a cross section of leading national organizations in the government, private and academic sectors.

Since 2010 she’s appeared and produced numerous videos for Sundance Channel and Science Channel, as well as videos for corporate brands such as Honda, Cisco, Mazda, Holiday Inn, HSBC.  In 2011 her nationally broadcast special radio series, The Promised Land, won a Peabody Award.

Majora’s current work involves urban on-shoring entry level tech jobs into economically under-performing communities via her new social enterprise, StartUp Box.

Majora Carter

President, Majora Carter Group

Founder: StartUp Box

Areas of Expertise: Urban Revitalization, Environmental Issues and Advocacy, Project Consulting, Leadership

Location: the Bronx, NY

Contact Info:

James Chase, VP Communications

Phone: (718) 874-7313
Twitter: @majoracarter
Carter also hosted an American Public Media radio series called The Promised Land (APM). Check out one of her episodes here.
Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

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Added January 2013
Last Verified September 2015