Jama Shelton

Jama Shelton

Deputy Executive Director at True Colors Fund Inc

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Location:
330 West 38th Street Suite 405, New York City, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(212) 461-4401

General Information

Experience

Assistant Professor  - Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Adjunct Professor  - Silver School of Social Work at New York University

Education

LMSW PhD  - 

MSW  - 

MSW  - NYU

doctorate  - Social Welfare , CUNY Graduate Center

doctorate  - Social Welfare , City University of New York Graduate Center

undergraduate degree  - Theatre Arts , 

Affiliations

Board Member  - Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Assistant Professor  - Silberman School of Social Work

Member  - Society for Research on Adolescence

Emerging Scholar Representative On Awards Committee  - Children and Family Services

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research  - New York University's Silver School of Social Work

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Jama Shelton, PhD
Jama Shelton, PhD Strategy Advisor

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Greg Harris of the 13th district; LZ Granderson, ESPN commentator and CNN contributor; and Jama Shelton, a project director with True Colors Fund; Rev. Jamie Frazier, Lighthouse Church of Chicago; Juliana Harms, Dept. of Children and Family Services; James Cunningham, Housing & Urban Development; and John Pfeiffer, Chicago Dept. of Family Support Services.

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Jama Shelton, PhD
Strategy Advisor For more than a decade, Jama Shelton has worked in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth homelessness. After receiving an MSW in 2004, Jama began an 8 year stint at the Ali Forney Center, an organization that provides housing and supportive services for gay and transgender youth experiencing homelessness. Having worked in various roles - first as a direct service provider, then developing and directing the expansion of AFC's housing program, and finally as a researcher, program evaluation and trainer - Jama brings a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing both homeless gay and transgender youth and also the service providers with whom they work. As a trainer, Jama has led numerous workshops and has provided technical assistance to service providers throughout the United States and Canada. Jama received her doctorate in Social Welfare from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her award-winning dissertation examines the unique needs and experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming youth experiencing homelessness. She is also a professor at both the Hunter and NYU Schools of Social Work.

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