DC Black Pride Leadership Award 2015

Jessica Pierce

Jessica PiercePreviously, Jessica served as the Organizing Director for the United States Student Association where she led efforts to pass the College Cost Reduction and Access Act- the largest increase to grant aid since the passing of the G.I. bill in 1944.

Recently, Jessica transitioned from the NAACP where she served as the National Training Director and helped orchestrate their electoral campaign which registered, educated and turned-out over 1 million African American people across the country. Prior to working at the NAACP Jessica worked with the Generational Alliance (GA), at the GA Jessica worked to support the organizing and communications efforts of the member organizations, as well as strengthen capacity and infrastructure locally and nationally.

At BYP100 Jessica focuses on the same key pieces leading the training, civic engagement, and capacity-building initiatives of BYP100. Outside of BYP100, Jessica serves as the treasurer for the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club of DC, consults on training and organizational development, and is an actor in local DC web series, short films, and plays such as Sky's the Limit and Thirsty.

You can follow her love of life and adventures in campaigns on twitter @JFierce

About the Award

The DC Black Pride Leadership Award is presented to Black LGBT community leaders, thirty years old or under, for outstanding leadership. More information about DC Black Pride Awards.

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