Jumoke Balogun

Jumoke Balogun is currently on the founding team of Merit America, a non-profit startup that provides a path to skilled careers for adults without Bachelor’s Degrees. A writer and former Obama appointee, Jumoke also co-writes the Black people-focused newsletter, This Black-Ass Life and has worked extensively on issues of racial and economic justice. From a groundbreaking report focused on ending the criminalization of LGBTQ youth of color, to an award-winning public history exhibition that debunked accepted truths about World War I, Jumoke has spent the entirety of her career finding compelling ways to elevate the dignity of people of color. She does this by writing, creating media strategies, and designing digital content that highlight the genius of the most impacted.

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Impact Producer Fellowship

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Impact Producer Fellowship

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