We welcome Jarred Bowman to DC Action for Children this week!
Jarred joins us as a policy analyst working closely with our signature campaign, Under 3 DC, to monitor, evaluate and promote key public investments in the City’s early childhood education community. Jarred brings his expertise in child well-being, race equity and youth development to deepen relationships with key stakeholders focusing on issues affecting Black and Brown families.
As a fifth generation Washingtonian, Jarred is deeply passionate about DC’s youth and is committed to using research and advocacy to build political power for young people and their families. In response to early encounters with systemic injustice and inequality, Jarred has been involved in grassroots organizing from a very young age, and has won several major victories on local, state, and national legislative campaigns. As a proponent of cooperative movement building, Jarred believes in combining research with local engagement to build educational equity that includes and supports historically marginalized communities.
Jarred most recently served as the School Climate Policy Analyst at the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, where he managed the District’s groundbreaking school climate data collection program and played a key role in leading the agency's initiative to expand school climate surveys and multi-tiered systems of support to all DC schools.
His prior research includes examining the organizational conditions of urban schools and assessing the relationship between well-being, sense of belonging and confidence in Black male students.
Jarred holds a B.S. in Government, Politics & History from St. John’s University and a Master’s in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives close to his early-childhood home in Riggs Park, and is excited to be a part of the DC Action family.
In true DC Action tradition, we asked Jarred a few fun questions:
What's your favorite DC spot?
The Potter’s House
What's your favorite genre of music to work to?
Jazz (I can recommend some pretty good playlists)
As a child, what did you say you were going to be when you grew up?
What's your favorite app?
Here's the clincher...food cuisine you just can't do without?
Please join me in giving Jarred Bowman a warm welcome.