Social Good 4 the Woke Generation
As examination of how millennials and GenZ are forcing businesses, communities, non-profits, and governments to do more.
Heart of an Activist, Mind of a Strategist
Using EQ (Emotional Intelligence) to build sustainable futures.
Bridge or Barriors
Addresses the need for intergenerational dialogue to activate and create sustainable change.
Fearlessly Authentic: The Story of Self
Empowering people to be the expert of their own experiences and how to use that, to help influence how people see change.
See Jamira Burley in action.
Head of Youth Engagement and Skills at the Global Business Coalition for Education.
As a native of West Philadelphia, Jamira saw first-hand the disenfranchisement of marginalized communities. In 2015, sparked by the murder of her brother Andre, Jamira discovered her calling at the age of 15 years old. She organized an anti-violence program in her high school, which reduced the rate of violence by 30%. Gaining public recognition through her efforts, she received a $50,000 grant from the Governor to implement the program in the ten most persistently-dangerous high schools in the city.
She is the first of her 15 siblings to graduate high school and pursue higher education, obtaining a BA in International Business and Legal Studies from Temple University. For the past decade, Jamira has worked with corporations, non-profits, and government leaders on better engaging impacted communities. Currently, she is Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education. There she helps to ensure a collaborative relationship between youth, bilateral agencies, governments, and business leaders; to enable innovative ways to educate, engage, and activate young people around the world. In 2018, she was the first United States citizen awarded the Global Leadership Award for Vital Voices and selected as an MIT Media Lab Fellow.
Before the Global Business Coalition for Education, Jamira worked as the National Deputy Millennial Vote Director at Hillary For America, and before that, she managed the gun violence and criminal justice portfolios at Amnesty International USA. Jamira’s work sits at the intersection of policy, community, and social good, Jamira provides unique insight that will help actualize the change we all so desperately need. Lastly, Jamira consults with a number of public/private entities on how to authentically engage impacted communities and guest host on SiriusXM, where she and leading youth/young adult experts reexamine this country’s history and the reemerging of past conflicts (current events), to generate a fresh perspective and create REAL change through solution-driven dialogue.
Our speakers get attention.
Why You Shouldn’t Say Yes To Everything According To Activist Jamira BurleyThis week on Unfiltered we sat down with social-impact consultant Jamira Burley to talk about why you should be empowered to say no, about the Nguni Bantu of ubuntu and…
BET News Special Full Episode: Before the Booth: Jamira BurleyJamira Burley shares her demands for the 2020 Presidential nominees
Black On Capitol Hill: 5 Women Share Their Motivations And How To Get InvolvedBlack women are becoming a strong voice in the political atmosphere, as demonstrated by the results of the 2017 Senate election in Alabama
NBCBLK28: Jamira Burley: Policy in the Time of Social JusticeJamira Burley: Policy in the Time of Social Justice
From Murder To The Mayor’s Office: A Story Of Grit And ExcellenceThe first of 16 siblings to graduate from high school and college, 26-year-old Jamira Burley’s youth was filled with violence and surrounded by drugs.