Jamilah Prince-Stewart

Jamilah Prince-Stewart

Executive Director

As executive director of FaithActs for Education, Jamilah Prince-Stewart has changed the conversation about public education in Connecticut. Under Jamilah’s leadership, FaithActs works with congregations across the state to build power and secure critical wins for our children. 

The leader of Connecticut’s Black-led, faith-based, education advocacy community organizing non-profit, Jamilah ensures we fulfill our mission of improving education opportunities for Black, Brown and low-income students so that they can graduate from college, take care of their family, and fulfill their God-given potential.

FaithActs’ success is rooted in Jamilah’s background in community organizing and ability to affect large-scale change at the state level.  

Jamilah is a native of New Haven, Connecticut, a graduate of Yale University, and a life-long champion for children and education. She is also a member of Education Leaders of Color. Prior to beginning her role at FaithActs in 2014, she worked to empower and reflect community leaders, parents, and people of color in Connecticut’s education reform movement as the Director of Community Engagement at ConnCAN, a statewide advocacy organization. During her time at ConnCAN, Jamilah began a robust Clergy organizing initiative that garnered major wins for Connecticut’s education reform movement and an important bond with Pastor William McCullough that would lead to the creation of FaithActs for Education. Prior to ConnCAN, Jamilah worked at Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation as the Placement Manager, where she placed inner-city middle school students into independent secondary schools around the country. Jamilah lives in New Haven with her husband and daughter.

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