Rasheeda Jamison-Harriott is currently the President/ CEO at United Communities Against Poverty. Rasheeda has 18 years of experience in social services and community advocacy for vulnerable, underserved, low-income and homeless populations. Under her leadership the programs she has developed and managed have successfully assisted at-risk and homeless families achieve self-sufficiency through economic stabilization. Her background, experience and skills over the years have produced quality service delivery for nonprofit organizations in the social service industry. “My entire professional career has been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through advocating and providing direct services to our community’s most vulnerable populations.” This desire comes from the heartfelt reflection of overcoming her own economic and social barriers to achieve academic and professional success. Rasheeda graduated with a Bachelors in Arts from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Greenbelt Md. Rasheeda is the Board Chair for the Maryland Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), she is the Board Secretary for Prince Georges County Education Coalition and an Executive Board Member for the Maryland Community Action Partnership (MCAP).
Richelle Jackson has a passion for providing assistance to anyone in need. Ms. Jackson’s background is in affordable housing (Section 8, Tax Credits and Housing Vouchers) as well as Social Work and Housing Development. Ms. Jackson has been with United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. (UCAP) for the past 10 years. During that time, Ms. Jackson has managed Shepherd’s Cove Shelter, Tenancy Programs, Food Pantry, and worked as the Program Manager for the Neighborhood Development Program. Ms. Jackson holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, as well as, certifications in Housing Counseling and Real Estate Finance. Ms. Jackson is currently Director of Programs, and she has been providing assistance throughout the community for the past 25 years doing what she loves to do.