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Leaders of Influence: Nonprofit & Philanthropy 2023 – Ifunanya Nweke

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Executive Director & Founder
Jazz Hands For Autism

Ifunanya Nweke began Jazz Hands For Autism in 2014 after seeing the wonderful talent of one of her students on the autism spectrum playing the piano to the rest of his classmates.

Nweke has since grown the nonprofit to provide musicians on the autism spectrum with 98 classes, opening Jazz Hands for Autism’s own music library to provide musicians with direct royalties, growing her team to have multiple coaches that are industry professionals training musicians to be ready to work in the music industry, providing musicians with a job placement coordinator to provide equity opportunities, and coordinating annual concerts for the musicians to showcase their skills to the community. As a leader with vision, Nweke branched out of her role to bring this vision to life for many more talented musicians to have the creative space and support to bring their skills and talent into the music industry.

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