Aaron Tanaka

Aaron Tanaka is a Boston based community organizer and impact
investor. As the founding executive director of the Boston Workers
Alliance in 2005, he helped organize no/low-income workers of color
into one of Boston's leading grassroots economic justice
organizations. After leaving the BWA, Aaron helped start the Boston
Impact Initiative, an impact investment fund making value driven loans
and equity investments to grow an inclusive local economy. Since 2012,
Aaron has also led the formation of the Center for Economic Democracy,
an emerging movement intermediary, building grassroots capacity to
lead transformative policy campaigns and new economy initiatives. He
holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.S. in Community Economic
Development from Southern New Hampshire University.