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Jamal Jimerson, Principal

Jamal Jimerson, Principal

Jamal Jimerson is the Founder/Executive Director of Minority Inclusion Project Inc. He has worked for over 15 years in public service across Connecticut. Jamal started his career as an AmeriCorps ambassador while in college and spent the first five years of his post-graduate career working in public, charter, and independent schools. Driven by a desire to mobilize youth, families, and communities of color, Jamal was mentored into leadership for community-based nonprofit organizations across Connecticut, including Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford.

Throughout his career, Jamal has given several invited presentations on nonprofit diversity, inclusion, equity, and leadership for regional and national workshops. He has also served as a guest speaker at colleges and universities in the tri-state area, primarily speaking with adult learners and students of color about nonprofit career pathways, community leadership, and social entrepreneurship. Known for an uncanny ability to be “real” in his facilitation, presentation, and interpersonal communication style, Jamal leverages his personal background, professional experiences, and academic credentials as a resource for emerging leaders, professionals of color, and nonprofit organizations in strategic planning, program development, and philanthropy. He actively promotes civic engagement in Connecticut communities by promoting involvement in community organizations and in government, encouraging voting and support for open and effective local and national government. And he offers his deep knowledge of the way nonprofits work as a resource to donors seeking to accomplish their personal social goals through philanthropy.

Jamal is a member of the Connecticut Association for Diversity and Equity Professionals, an Alumnus of AmeriCorps, and an Alumnus of Leadership Greater Hartford’s Quest program. He actively serves on the boards of Sustainable CT, The Connecticut Association for Human Services, and Five Frogs. Jamal holds a B.A. in Mass Communications with a minor in Literature & Civilization from the University of Bridgeport, an M.A. in Business Communication with a concentration in Leadership & Influence from Jones International University, and an M.S. in Human Services with a concentration in Management of Nonprofit Agencies from Capella University. Most recently, Jamal was the recipient of the 2017 One Hundred Men of Color award and the 2017 Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under Forty award for his leadership and achievements in the nonprofit sector.