DC Action Welcomes Ronald Jarrett to the Team!
Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Ronald Jarrett joining the DC Action team as Coalition Director of Under 3 DC.
As Coalition Director, Ronald will work with Under 3 DC's leadership and members to educate and inform DC residents and policymakers on how we can increase public investment in the City's infants and toddlers. He will help to set strategic direction with a lens toward racial and gender equity and will lead a team responsible for organizing and coalition building, creative communications and digital media efforts, and strategic legislative tactics through active committees and working groups.
Ronald was recently Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at United Way of Greater Portland in Maine. During that time, he was instrumental in successfully advocating for expanded access to farmers’ markets for W.I.C. recipients. His professional experiences have been at the intersection of policy development and grassroots community organizing with a strong emphasis on advocating progressive policies that support under-served communities. While Public Policy Director of the Mayor’s Office of the City of Hartford, Connecticut, he shepherded the creation of the Hartford City I.D. program. Ronald has held advocacy and/or leadership roles at the New York State Senate Democratic Conference, Maine People’s Alliance, and the Service Employees International Union. Ronald has a Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University and a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Silver Spring, MD with his daughter.
***Of course, you know we had to ask Ronald our traditional welcome questions! Here ya go:
What's your favorite DC spot?
The National Museum of African American History and Culture.
What's your favorite genre of music to work to?
It is usually (but not limited to) a mix of Italo-Disco, K-Pop, Classic Soul/R&B, Old School Hip Hop, and Folktronica.
As a child, what did you say you were going to be when you grew up?
What's your favorite app?
Here's the clincher...food cuisine you just can't do without?
If I must pick just one, it's Soul Food, but Korean is a very close second.
Next time you see Ronald, be sure to extend a warm welcome!