Young Adult Leadership Council

Alyssia Jackson

Alyssia Jackson was born with bilateral cleft lip and palate, which was resolved after multiple surgeries. Co-occurring delays in speech and language development necessitated many years of targeted intervention, and in third grade she was also identified as having dyslexia.

Alyssia works in human resources, where her goal is to bring more diversity and inclusion to the workforce. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at NYU. She is also in the process of establishing a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing school supplies to students in the Caribbean. Alyssia is excited to be on the Council and to lend her voice to raise awareness and find solutions for students who need support and resources to excel in school. 

From the policy blog

New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

Education and civil rights advocates are in agreement: Students who are immigrants and those whose parents are immigrants should not have their citizenship status jeopardized when they receive public assistance. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disagrees. Just last week, DHS issued a final rule that is set to go into effect on October … Continue reading New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

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