Tammie Jones is the Vice President, Education and Economic Prosperity at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. There, she leads the organization’s efforts around learning and development from kindergarten through adulthood in an effort to increase the number of Southeast Michigan residents working toward or in living wage employment. This includes initiatives around third grade reading, college and career pathways, family financial stability, and workforce development. Previously, Tammie served as a program officer at The Skillman Foundation, a private foundation which seeks to improve the lives of Detroit’s children by improving their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. There she served on the education and community leadership teams, spearheading the work within the Cody Rouge and Osborn neighborhoods. Prior to that role, Tammie served as the Director of External Affairs for Detroit Parent Network, where she led the organization’s outreach efforts, trained parents to advocate around state and local policy, and conducted a series of learning tours across the country to explore groundbreaking work occurring at the intersection of parent leadership development and advocacy. Before moving to Detroit, Tammie spent more than a decade working in youth development with Boys & Girls Clubs in Virginia. She completed her MBA at the University of Michigan – Ross School of Business and her bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia.
Tammie Jones is a member of the Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy Class of 2017, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.