Program Associate, Criminal Justice Grantmaking
Jermaine Archer is a Program Associate for Schusterman's Criminal Justice Grantmaking team.
He prides himself on struggling for the betterment of others. Having transformed from survivor-of-the-system to agent-of-change, he used his experience as a directly impacted person and advocate for criminal justice reform to advocate for clients during his time as a paralegal for the Legal Aid Society. Aspiring to broaden his impact and scale his efforts, he expanded his professional work to include community outreach, advocacy and organizing with the aims of creating coalitions and empowering his community.
With an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences from Mercy College and a graduate degree in Professional Studies from the New York Theological Seminary, Jermaine uses his education and experience to become a voice for the voiceless.