Civic Education - Stronger Together
The Power of Democracy
April 28, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Recognized by the Obama White House as a Champion of Change and a Forbes Under 30 Honoree in Law and Policy, Jamira has made it her mission to employ her personal experiences as the driving force to improve the lives of others. From implementing anti-violence programs throughout the City of Philadelphia when she was just a high school student to organizing youth trainings around the world as an appointee to the United Nations Global Education First Initiative; Youth Advocacy Group, Jamira’s ardor for personal and social advancement is undeniable.
Jamira leads with expertise in workforce development, social justice, youth engagement, education reform, and corporate social responsibility to authentically reshape communities and disrupt the status quo. In 2018, Jamira was the first United States citizen awarded the Global Leadership Award for Vital Voices and selected as an MIT Media Lab Fellow. Today, she works as a next-gen social impact strategist and Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education. Before the Global Business Coalition for Education, Jamira was the National Deputy Millennial Vote Director for Hillary for America, a former manager at Amnesty International USA overseeing the U.S. justice portfolios addressing gun violence, police accountability, and criminal justice reform.