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Jeff Harris

Member, Board of Directors

Jeff Harris is the former Chief Executive Officer of The Junior State of America Foundation, an organization that he was involved in for more than 25 years – as a high school student leader, program director, civic educator and mentor to students. Career highlights include creating the Junior State’s popular student-run Congressional simulation format, rebranding the organization and establishing evaluation systems for JSA’s programs to measure their impact against strategic mission-related goals. For more than a decade, Jeff worked directly with students in Southern California to create high quality political awareness and involvement programs. Jeff spearheaded JSA’s outreach efforts to low-income minority students in Los Angeles and expanded that pilot program nationwide. After serving as the Director of School and Community Partnerships for the Compton Unified School District, Jeff launched JB Harris Consulting supporting nonprofit organizations with strategic planning and organizational development. He currently serves on the boards of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Food Forward and the Compton Education Foundation.