Please join me in welcoming our new Lead Organizer, Jamar Day!
Jamar joined the team this week and has already been diving in organizing critical public forums for DC's parents and community members to weigh in on the Mayor's proposed budget priorities.
As Lead Organizer, Jamar will facilitate a team of six community organizers, which many refer to as the heart and soul of Under 3 DC, DC Action's signature campaign, to increase public investment in early childhood education.
Jamar is a community educator from Baltimore with a background in Education as well as community outreach and organizing. During his tenure with Baltimore City and KIPP DC Schools, he has always made a promise to be a voice for his students inside and outside of the classroom.
Jamar obtained his B.A. in History with a concentration in Political Science from Paine College in Augusta, GA. As a freshman in college one of his first tastes of organizing was the efforts he helped spearhead sending six buses of students to protest in Jena, LA in 2006. In 2014, Jamar moved back to Baltimore to pursue his M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management at The University of Baltimore. His equitable approach and restorative practices come from groups such as Journey For Justice, Teachers Democracy Project and Baltimore Rising.
Jamar’s studies and lived experiences have shown him that any problem can be solved using analytical and creative means, especially when policy and government are involved. He has liaised for Congressmen and Council Presidents in the past and looks forward to driving the mission and work of DC Action for Children as we eliminate disparities and strengthen our early childhood system so it can support families with young children from birth through age five. Jamar is currently a resident of DC.’s Hidden Gem, River Terrace and enjoys the Anacostia River Trail with his nieces and nephews.
Want to start getting to know Jamar a bit better? Take a look at his responses to our traditional welcome questions:
What's your favorite DC spot?
- Founding Farmers, or any Smithsonian Museum.
What's your favorite genre of music to work to?
- Jazz and R&B especially the 90’s!
As a child, what did you say you were going to be when you grew up?
- As a child I always envisioned myself being a lawyer.
What's your favorite app?
- “Hotel Tonight” because I am always taking a weekend getaway.
Here's the clincher...food cuisine you just can't do without?
Please feel free to reach out and welcome Jamar Day to the movement!