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  • Hunt Prime Mover – Fellow 
  • NY Post – Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement
  • The New School University – Honorary PhD
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Society – The Val-Kill Medal
  • United Nations Temple of Understanding – The Juliet Hollister Award
  • Wesleyan University – Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Campaign for America’s Future – Paul Wellstone Award
  • National College of Women Student Leaders – Woman Of Distinction Award
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women, L.I. – Trailblazer Award​


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  • Open Society Institute New York City Community – Fellow

2000

  • Environmental Advocates – Community Development Award
  • Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr – Bronx Super Hero

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Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous economic developments, technology & green-infrastructure projects, policies and job training & placement systems.

Carter applies her corporate consulting practice focused on talent-retention to reducing Brain Drain in American low-status communities.  She has firsthand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in one of America's most storied low-status communities: the South Bronx. 


She and her teams develop vision, strategies and the type of development that transforms low-status communities into thriving mixed-use local economies. Her approach harnesses capital flows resulting from American re-urbanization to help increase wealth building opportunities across demographics left out of all historic financial tide changes. Majora's work produces long term fiscal benefits for governments, residents, and private real estate developments throughout North America.  

In 2017, she launched the Boogie Down Grind, a Hip Hop themed speciality coffee & craft beer spot, and the first commercial “3rd Space” in the Hunts Point section

of the South Bronx since the mid-1980s. This venture also provides a rare opportunity for local families to invest through SEC approved online investment platforms. 

Majora is quoted on the walls of the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC:


"Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one”.


Her ability to shepherd projects through  seemingly conflicted socio-economic currents has garnered her 8 honorary PhD's and awards such as: 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, Silicon Alley 100 by Business Insider, Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement by News Corp, and other honors from the National Building Museum, International Interior Design Association, Center for American Progress, as well as her TEDtalk (one of six to launch that site in 2006).

She has served on the boards of the US Green Building Council, Ceres, The Wilderness Society, and the Andrew Goodman Foundation.  

Majora was born, raised and continues to live in the South Bronx. She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science (1984), Wesleyan University (1988 BA, Distinguished Alum) and New York University (MFA).  After establishing  Sustainable South Bronx (2001) and Green For All (2007), among other organizations, she opened this private consulting firm (2008) - which was named Best for the World by B-Corp in 2014.


While at Sustainable South Bronx, Carter deployed MIT’s first ever Mobile Fab-Lab (digital fabrication laboratory) to the South Bronx - where it served as an early iteration of the “Maker-Spaces” found elsewhere today.  The project drew residents and visitors together for guided and creative collaborations.  

In addition, Majora Carter launched StartUp Box, a ground-breaking tech social enterprise that provided entry-level tech jobs in the South Bronx, operating it from 2014-2018.  Majora Carter has helped connect tech industry pioneers such as Etsy, Gust, FreshDirect, Google, and Cisco to diverse communities at all levels.


Awards & Honors



2020
  • Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award

2018
  • Grace Outreach Award - graceoutreachbronx.org


2017
  • Visionary Leadership Award - New Haven International Arts & Ideas Festival

2016
  • MIT Inclusion Innovation Competition - Finalist 
  • Digital Diversity Network - Innovation & Inclusion Awards Honoree 
  • NYC Department of Health - Food Protection Certification

2015
  • Blogher 2015 - Winner: Pitch Contest for StartUp Box Quality Assurance B2B Social Enterprise

2014

  • Augsburg College – Honorary Degree
2013
  • Wesleyan University – Honorary Degree

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