“I am excited and honored to serve in a role that will allow me to actively engage with parents and community members on matters that are vital to our students’ future. I look forward to working with the new leadership team to increase student success in the classroom,” said Jamiko Rose, newly appointed Chief Family and Engagement Officer. Jamiko currently serves as Executive Director of ONE, a 37-year-old community-based organization that addresses public policies related to education, affordable housing, workforce development, criminal justice reform, economic development, immigrant rights, and nursing home reform. Ms. Rose has been with ONE for eight years and began her relationship with the organization as a volunteer, moving up the ranks to organizer, senior organizer, and associate director before becoming the executive director of the organization in 2007. During her tenure she grew the organization’s budget from $750,000 to $2.6 million. ONE has trained hundreds of grassroots community-based leaders, established a multimillion dollar transitional jobs program, created and preserved over a thousand units of affordable housing, secured millions of dollars for youth jobs and community safety, established a city-funded jobs training program, and created a loan program so that permanent residents can become citizens, which has since become a national model. Ms. Rose was a recipient of a 35 under 35 Community Leaders Award, a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow in 2009, and is currently a Chicago Community Trust Fellow. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
All of the above from CPS, obviously. Think the new office is going to be able to help? Know Rose, firsthand or by reputation?