Jordyn Gendel (she/her)

Youth Empowerment Specialist

Jordyn Gendel serves as the Youth Empowerment Specialist, supporting attorneys through a multi-disciplinary model in the Young Adult Legal Advocacy Program and acting as the adult ally for project Foster Power, a youth-led advocacy initiative hosted by the Children’s Law Center. Jordyn focuses her everyday work on amplifying the voices of young adults and pushing for positive system change. Before joining our team, she was a Special Education teacher both in Chicago and in Denver. She primarily worked with young people who had experienced instability through system involvement, homelessness, and other experiences of trauma. When Jordyn is not at work, you can find her in the mountains or planning her next trip with friends.


Loyola University Chicago, Bachelor of Science – Learning Behavior Specialist


Creating goofy home videos on a camcorder with her older sister and best friend.