Capacity Building Associate
Jasmine is a Capacity Building Associate, she works to build the capacity of our LBUSD high schools participating in our Relationship Centered Schools and Equity and Inclusion professional learning network. She provides support and develops the students’ leadership on the design teams. Jasmine joined CFJ her sophomore year at Long Beach Poly high school in 2018. Since then she has held several student leadership positions where she facilitated Relationship Centered Schools campaign workshops and trainings for LBUSD administrators, teachers, support staff, and community partners. Jasmine co-facilitated an LBUSD Learning Day Launch on implicit bias and a Poly High school professional development training on how to build relationships with students. Racial justice in education is important to her because she believes that all students no matter where they come from, who they are, or what their background is deserve to have the resources, support, and education that represents them and allows them to flourish. Growing up Jasmine witnessed and experienced different forms of discrimination and racism in schools. She noticed that certain students are treated differently, the education system was not created for people of color to thrive. Jasmine realized that in order for the system to change she must take action. Jasmine is a first-gen college student currently attending California State University of Long Beach working towards a degree in Social Work. She enjoys listening to music and spending time with her siblings at the park.