Austin Conti
Austin Conti Aug 10, 2020

At Tenna, we believe that our team is distinct; everyone is obsessed with quality, a desire for continuous learning, enjoys collaborative problem solving, has a grittiness to roll up our sleeves; and in general, is all- around awesome.

So, when we looked for a partnership that would be a good fit for our team, we found synergy with the Dorson Community Foundation, an East Orange, NJ based nonprofit providing inner-city high school students with college readiness and career development enrichment.

Through our partnership, we will be providing Dorson Scholars with internships, and an opportunity to deepen their understanding of STEM careers while gaining real-world professional work experience with the Tenna team. This partnership marks the beginning of a long-term pipeline-to-employment initiative. Our shared vision is to prepare Dorson Scholars for employment within Tenna through these internship opportunities spanning from high school through college.

Through this partnership, we aim to prepare these Scholars with the right knowledge for the increasing technological jobs of tomorrow, and offer access to the resources, knowledge, and social capital they need on their pathways to career success by providing a unique experience and learning environment with an awesome team of focused and hard-working people as mentors.


"Dorson and Tenna possess a shared vision to prepare highly-motivated students for the workplace of tomorrow. As technological innovation, globalization, and automation are reshaping the American workplace, we’re excited to support inner-city youth by providing them access to the STEM academic and career pipeline through internships at Tenna."

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Natasha Scott
Executive Director
Dorson Community Foundation


"Our partnership with Dorson is one way that we intend to make sustained change not only within our local community but also within the STEM field. We are excited to be able to work with Dorson and provide opportunities for career-minded young adults."

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Austin Conti
Co-Founder and CEO


About Dorson Community Foundation

Dorson Community Foundation provides supplementary college readiness and career development enrichment to students from inner-city North Jersey so they can realize their full potential with the goal of continuing to higher education.

Learn more about the Dorson partnership.

About Austin Conti

As CEO and Co-Founder of Tenna, Austin leverages his international experience in construction operations for civil, building, and energy projects with The Conti Group, which has built successful, reputable businesses that make a positive impact on the world in construction, engineering, renewable energy, real estate, technology, and biotech. His passion for entrepreneurship led him to create a construction technology platform built on over a century’s experience from The Conti Group.