Jaques Hamilton is a passionate advocate for urban youth, community, and economic development and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas. Professionally, Jaques has gained more than 10 years of experience. His project management skills were enhanced through Chicago Urban League and Workforce Investment Network. His main area of interest is urban economic development. Having grounding in this area has allowed him to make an impact in urban planning, economic development and education in poverty. Ultimately, this has enhanced the family, community, and academic settings for underprivileged communities.
After years of community and school involvement, establishing rapport with the public and strategically leveraging relationships on both the local and national levels, Jaques is ready to turn his talents and efforts toward education reform. As Programs Coordinator for the Tennessee Charter School Center, he coordinates and manages support services and resource acquisition of charter schools statewide.
His thirst for knowledge and desire to have a meaningful and purposeful impact on the community guided him to serve as class president of his Masters’ Program at the University of Chicago. During his term as president, he empowered the student body to strive for social and political change. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Jaques had the pleasure to be featured on The Sphinx Magazine of The Distinguished Class of 2010 as Brothers On The Move.
Jaques earned a B.A. from McNeese State University and a M.A. from University of Chicago. Outside of his work life, he enjoys spending time with family, reading and traveling.
jaques [at] tnchartercenter [dot] org