Rashni Stanford, MSS

Coalition Building to Address Youth Homelessness

Rashni Stanford is Co-founder of the Deep Space Mind 215 Cooperative.

Previously, Rashni worked as a Youth Housing Organizer and Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at People’s Emergency Center, where she establish two aligned coalitions—one comprised of young people who have experienced homelessness and another comprised of youth-serving agencies—to advocate for improved policies and generate new resources to address youth homelessness in Philadelphia. Prior to this role, Rashni was a community intervention specialist for Healing Hurt People and conducted qualitative interviews with young people facing housing insecurity through the national research initiative Voices of Youth Count.

Rashni holds an AA in social/behavioral sciences from Community College of Philadelphia, a BA in psychology from Chestnut Hill College, and a Master of Social Service (MSW equivalent) from Bryn Mawr College.

Emerging Leader Fellow

2017 - 2019

People’s Emergency Center

Current Position

Deep Space Mind 215 Cooperative


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