Byron Jackson is a proud son of South Carolina and social entrepreneur interested in the intersection of education and civic engagement and its academic, social and professional benefits for Black youth. He is the Co-founder of The Palmetto Civic Institute, a non-partisan civic engagement and service-learning organization committed to increasing voter participation among Black youth ages 18-24 in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Byron has over thirteen years experience as an educator specializing in college student retention and matriculation. He is known for the creation of city-wide college access programs for DC youth in foster care, the development of Black male student engagement programs affiliated with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and expertise on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Byron received his BA in Political Science from Howard University, MA in Public Policy from New England College and is a student in the Doctorate of Social Work program at the University of Southern California.
February 1, 2023
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