For more than a decade, Jamira has worked at the intersection of policy, community and social good, she provides unique insight that will help actualize the change we all so desperately need.
Her mission is to employ her personal experiences as the driving force to improve the lives of others, by building community amongst a stakeholders including youth, government, non-profit and corporate entitles. From creating and implementing anti-violence programs throughout the City of Philadelphia – when she was just a high school student, to organizing more than 100 youth trainings around the world – in collaboration with the United Nations. Jamira ardor for personal and social advancement is undeniable; she leads with marked expertise in youth engagement, corporate social responsibility, education reform, global citizenship, gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform.
Coming from a family, where both of her parents and twelve of her thirteen brothers have been incarcerated, Jamira’s advocacy is very personal. As the first of 16 children to graduate from high school and pursue higher education, Jamira is a Temple University graduate. Having worked for over six years at the School District of Philadelphia, as a youth development coordinator, Jamira was recruited by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to lead the City of Philadelphia Youth Commission. As Executive Director for the Youth Commission, she represented the interests of over 600,000 Philadelphia youths and worked to ensure youth voices were represented at every level of decision-making.
Most recently, Jamira worked as the National Deputy Millennial Vote Director at Hillary For America (HFA). Developing national and state-based strategies to engage and inform millennials from a range of backgrounds and interests. Prior to HFA, Jamira managed the gun violence and criminal justice portfolios at Amnesty International USA—one of the first and largest human rights organizations in the world. Overseeing collaboration with partners and Amnesty’s national and international membership base, Jamira developed and implemented human rights driven campaigns.
Working at the intersection of policy, community and social good, Jamira provides unique insight that will help actualize the change we all so desperately need.
As a result of Jamira’s unwavering commitment to social change, she has received two governor appointments by Governor Ed Randall and Governor Tom Wolf, as well as two Mayoral appointments by Mayor Michael Nutter and Mayor Muriel Bowser to both city and state commissions.
Always looking to serve the communities she lives and works in, Jamira was appointed by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Kim-moon, to United Nations Global Education First Initiative; Youth Advocacy Group.
During her appointment, Jamira traveled to over 15 countries speaking with heads of states and working with youth serving organizations to advocate for the rights of every child to have access to quality education.