David A. Jackson Steps Down as President of The Center for Working Families
In September, David A. Jackson announced his resignation as president and chief executive officer of the Center for Working Families Inc., a nonprofit that helps families in Atlanta's Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) achieve economic success. He recently joined the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in North Carolina as its executive director.
Jasmine Williams Miller is now the center's interim president and CEO. Since February, Miller has served as the organization's first chief operating officer, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. In her time at the center, she has implemented a new service-delivery model and launched the Green Works environmental employment training program and an adult literacy program.
"The center embraced a two-generation approach under David that has led to transformative results for families," says Gail Hayes, director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site. "He leaves the center with a strong board, well-defined model and a blueprint for scale and sustainability."
Since its launch in 2005, the center has placed participants in more than 1,500 jobs and connected more than 6,000 households with public benefits, returning more than $5.6 million to the community.