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Jeremiah Headen

Program Manager

Jeremiah Headen is a program manager for the Crime Victims Advocacy Program at Equal Justice Works.

Jeremiah is a project management professional with an extensive history of working with grassroots organizations centered on advancing racial equity and social justice. Spending the first five years of his career as a DCPS teacher, Jeremiah discovered a passion for supporting leaders focused on improving the living conditions of communities with high levels of disinvestment. He planned technical assistance trainingsĀ and organized annual national convenings for community-based organizations to develop their staff and build issue alignment across the country.

Jeremiah also spent time as a program manager at Rockwood Leadership Institute. Shepherding fellowships focused on supporting the leadership of a network of BIPOC philanthropy staffers, filmmakers, executive directors, and other nonprofit leaders. Before leaving, Jeremiah and a team of all-Black consultants created a brand new weeklong leadership training curriculum in response to the summer of 2020 and the newly identified needs of Black leaders. The program raised $500,000 for its pilot launch and continues to be an offering at Rockwood. He now joins us after working as a freelance consultant where he managed multiple clients ranging from LGBTQ leaders to nurses looking to get involved in environmental health efforts.

Jeremiah graduated from American University with a B.S. in Political Science and is currently pursuing a PMP Certificate from the Project Management Institute. He relocated to Baltimore, Maryland a year ago to be closer to his beautiful, soon-to-be one year old daughter, Aminah. In his free time, Jeremiah enjoys running, dancing, singing, daddy-daughter dates, activism, boxing, spending time with loved ones, and traveling to places he’s never been.