Jamilah Ducar began her work with CGR in 2017 as the Assistant Director of Community Relations.
Now, as the Director of Community Engagement, she leads University efforts and interactions with key neighborhood constituencies by monitoring and addressing community concerns in the greater Oakland area, and partnering to advance long-term institutional commitments to neighborhood enhancement strategies. Jamilah’s work facilitates direct volunteer service and philanthropic opportunities for faculty and staff to support community-led efforts. Her work also supports “Be A Good Neighbor” efforts to educate, engage, and encourage students to develop restorative relationships with residents and neighborhoods adjacent to campus.
Jamilah’s expertise includes community relations and engagement, strategic planning, organizational resource planning (budget and staff), leadership planning and facilitation, quality of practice QA, administrative audits, program development and management, employee engagement, program integration, family-based services, professional development, staff management, staff coaching, meeting facilitation.
Jamilah’s professional background in is human services. She has served in roles related to child welfare, integrated program services, education advocacy, housing program management, educational consulting, and youth development/mentoring.