Economy Jackson is the Associate Director Income for United Way of Greater Atlanta. She manages Making Wages Work, a program empowering individuals and families to take control of their finances and get resources for long-term financial stability. Ms. Jackson assist with developing investment criteria and review funding for programs related to economic development and economic self-sufficiency. These programs include Workforce Development, Microenterprise, and Asset Development. She is responsible for research and implementation of best practices such as the Individual Development Account (IDA) Program. Review grant requests, both community fund and initiative based, provide technical assistance and assist with program evaluation. Manage and recruit members of the Income Investment Committee. Represents United Way of Greater Atlanta on national United Way Income initiatives. Manage partnerships with key community stakeholders such as government, faith and local foundations.
Ms. Jackson has over ten years of experience training on Financial Empowerment in the community. She is a financial coach and trains others how to become an effective Financial Coach. Her personal mission in life has always been, to use her education, talents and life experiences in developing communities that enhance the lives of low-income families. She holds a BS in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology.
Ms. Jackson is dedicated to upholding the HDDC’s mission and legacy. Being a member of the board has given her a greater appreciation for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic District and the people who reside there.