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Jamilah Parker

Programming Coordinator

Jamilah Parker

Jamilah joined the Urban Alliance team in May of 2019 as a Classroom Coordinator. She was born and raised in Kalamazoo, graduating from Kalamazoo Central High School. Jamilah spent the past 8 years in a career banking related but she always knew her hearts passion was to be a resource in her community by being able to guide and help others come out of situations or circumstances that prevented them from being the best version of themselves. Jamilah takes pride in seeing individuals as human beings and not allowing their barriers to define who they are.

Since joining Urban Alliance Jamilah has been able to seamlessly build relationships and trust with not only her new work family, but current students, graduates and future students as well. Jamilah believes that an individual should be given a second chance at being the best version of themselves and Urban Alliance helps provide that by walking side by side with a person until we reach that finish line, together. She loves the open door policy that Urban Alliance provides as it gives her and her team the opportunity to serve their community in ways some would never imagine!

Jamilah has a son and daughter both in middle school who are the light of her life. When not working you can find them all walking around downtown, listening to music, watching movies or finding a new breakfast spot to try as breakfast is their all time favorite meal anytime of the day! Jamilah also enjoys traveling and opening herself and her children up to new experiences, environments and cultures.