Delivering Progress For
All new yorkers
Teacher And community Leader
Jamaal was born and raised in New York City. He spent his early years in public housing and later in rent-controlled apartments. Once he became a teacher, he saw firsthand how working families are locked out of opportunity by a system that’s rigged for the wealthy and privileged few. He launched a public school in Baychester and kept building from there.
Together, we launched a grassroots coalition that took on powerful special interests and won. Since then, we’ve been delivering real change for families in the Bronx, Yonkers, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle and beyond.