Jade Nicolette Harriell Arrindell is a native of our nation’s capital who is dedicated to problem-solving some of the socio-economic obstacles that urban youth face. Jade is a graduate of Temple University where she earned undergraduate majors in English and African American Studies, as well as a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Technology Education and a teaching certification in Secondary English Education. She joined Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School as the founding English teacher during the 2012-2013 school year, founding Special Education teacher during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years, and Assistant College Placement Coordinator from 2015-2016. Jade also served in the capacity of Grade Level Lead, Director of Uncommon Brooklyn High School’s Summer Academy, and has worked closely with network leaders on Uncommon’s Diversity Facilitation Working Group and Summer Teaching Fellows Program.

Most recently, Jade has been consulting as both Trainer and Project Associate with Border Crossers – an anti-racism organization dedicated to disrupting institutional, interpersonal, and internalized racism within schools and other educational environments. Jade is currently advocating for youth voice and civic engagement as part-time facilitator with YVote, and served as Program Facilitator for Coro Leadership Center’s Youth Leadership Academy. Jade is also the Founder & CEO of Victory of the People Movement, LLC. Jade’s membership-based company offers curriculum development, workshops, affinity spaces and events for the purposes of empowering and undoing internalized racial oppression in people of Afrikan descent.