Alisha L. Gordon

Alisha L. Gordon is the founder and Executive Director of The Current Project. She is an awarded faith leader, preacher, and educator whose work intersects faith, culture, and politics. A native of Decatur, Georgia, Alisha earned her Bachelor of English from Spelman College and a Masters of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.


Alisha's approach to this work is informed by her interdisciplinary experiences in sacred and secular nonprofit spaces; she served as Executive Minister of Programs at the historic Riverside Church where she lead innovative programming for the 2,000+ member congregation. She brought a lens of moral and social advocacy to her work as the Director for Faith-Based initiatives for national and city-wide political campaigns and collaborated political organizers across the country as an advisor for racial equity firm, E Pluribus Unum.

She lives in Harlem with her teenage daughter.

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