For the past 11 years, the National Urban League has operated an Emerging Leaders Program. This program identifies exceptional people from the Urban League affiliates throughout the country who display a strong passion for our mission and trains them to become the leaders of tomorrow. The Los Angeles Urban League is proud to announce that, last week, the National Urban League named our very own Jamecca Marshall as a member of the 2021 cohort of its Emerging Leaders Program.  On behalf of the entire Los Angeles Urban League, we congratulate Ms. Marshall on this esteemed accomplishment as a member of this very exclusive Emerging Leader program.  

Ms. Marshall has spent the entirety of her career supporting socially equitable solutions for Black and Brown communities across the U.S.

Jamecca Marshall, Director of Programs for Los Angeles Urban League

Ms. Marshall has spent the entirety of her career supporting socially equitable solutions for Black and Brown communities across the U.S.  She received her B.A. from Stanford University in American Studies with an honors specialization in Race and Ethnicity and then went on to earn a Masters of Public Policy and a Masters of History from The George Washington University.  Before joining the Los Angeles Urban League, Ms. Marshall worked for the Advancement Project (California) as its Urban Peace Institute Manager. Ms.  Marshall has also led technical assistance efforts for state-wide initiatives and has trained practitioners, advocates, and activists nationally, including sites in Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Jackson, Mississippi; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO; and New Orleans, LA. 

Ms. Marshall currently serves as the Director of Programs for the Los Angeles Urban League, where, under her watch, our programs have expanded throughout the pandemic. In addition, Ms. Marshall has helped ensure that each of our programs evolved and adapted to meet the moment’s needs. Her commitment is evermore present in her work with Biz Camp, our free youth entrepreneurship summer camp. Our virtual Biz Camp returns this summer in partnership with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to provide aspiring youth entrepreneurs with foundational lessons in turning their dreams into a successful business. Applications for the program are now open for students ages 13-17.  

Ms. Marshall’s work with programs such as Biz Camp and Emerging Leaders is just part of the Urban League’s long and proud history of seeking and developing new leaders in business, social services, and policy. 

Once again, I would like to congratulate Ms. Marshall on her selection. We are proud to have her, not only as an Emerging Leader but as a pivotal member of the Los Angeles Urban League family who will carry our Movement forward and enable our communities to grow, thrive and overcome.