Chara Fisher Jackson

Chara Fisher Jackson is Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Urban League. She is responsible for daily operations of Greater Cincinnati Urban League, those formerly managed by Donna Jones Baker, who retains her titles as President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. Branford Brown, hired in November 2014, is Executive Director of Miami Valley Urban League.

Ms. Jackson worked most recently as Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. She has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. She earned her Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Va. A native of Marietta, Ga., she holds Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and a minor in French from Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University, which she attended as a Coca-Cola Minority Student Scholar.

Ms. Jackson also has worked for the ACLU in North Carolina.

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio touches several thousands of lives annually in workforce development, youth, business development, and justice programs.

Ms. Jackson on the primary role of Greater Cincinnati Urban League: “To work strategically to fulfill our mission to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency. Our vision is to have vibrant communities with thriving individuals, families and businesses. GCUL uses it resources to make Cincinnati and the surrounding region a desirable place to live and work.”


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