Project Description

Jazmine Mercado

Program Manager, Chicago

Jazmine’s passion and commitment to the educational achievement and advancement of students has been interwoven into her life since her time as a student of Chicago Public Schools.

Having been a first-generation college student, Jazmine is a firm believer in the power of student voice, leadership, and guidance.  It was through her studies and experiences that she gained a passion for social justice and a drive to give back to her community. Her work has also centered around accessibility and access to underrepresented communities including being an Affordable Justice Housing Fellow with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, a Congressional Intern with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and a research assistant with the National Center for Institutional Diversity in Michigan.

Before joining Schools That Can, she worked as a Program Officer for School Support with Chicago Debates where she supported Chicago Public School teachers and students in advancing educational achievement, community contributions, and elevating student voice through academic debate.

As a Program Officer at Schools That Can, Jazmine is looking forward to bringing her passion to elevate youth voice, student mentorship, and student engagement in the city.

Jazmine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in Political Science and Sociology with a concentration in Law, Justice, and Social Change.