Jacquelyn Dortch

National Director of Training & Organizational Support, Family Engagement & Organizing at Stand for Children, Inc.

Jacquelyn Dortch

Jacquelyn Dortch

National Director of Training & Organizational Support, Family Engagement & Organizing at Stand for Children, Inc.

Biography

Jacquelyn Dortch was born and raised in the Austin community on Chicago’s west side. Her parents were 15 and 17 years of age at the time of her birth. Jacquelyn’s life was immediately plagued by the prescribed perils of living in an impoverished community and being reared by teenagers. Fortunately for Jacquelyn, she lived in a community where principals and teachers believed in moving beyond the office. When her mother’s elementary school principal learned that she had given birth, he made a house visit. He simply told Jacquelyn’s mother and father, “no matter what, stay in school and make sure these children have a quality education.”

Jacquelyn asserts that it is because of principals like this that she is who she is today. Jacquelyn graduated from Chicago public schools and went on to achieve a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s degree from Spertus College. Jacquelyn joined the Stand family in September of 2011. Given her start in life, it is ironic that her career would evolve to her leading the charge of Stand’s family engagement program in Chicago. Jacquelyn took on the role of Family Engagement Manager and successfully rolled out Stand University for Parents (Stand UP) in Chicago. Through her efforts more than 250 parents have graduated from Stand UP. Jacquelyn is now serving as our National Family Engagement Coach wherein she works to assist other states in the successful launch and implementation of Stand UP. Jacquelyn asserts the most invigorating part of her work is to work for an organization that embodies those words of wisdom that were spoken to her mother “no matter what, stay in school and make sure these children have a quality education."

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Co-Founder at Stand for Children, Inc.

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Founder at Nierenberg Investment Management Co., Inc.

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Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at New York University - Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

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Chief Executive Officer at Stand for Children, Inc.

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Chief of State Operations at Stand for Children, Inc.

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Executive Director, Illinois at Stand for Children, Inc.

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Executive Director, Arizona at Stand for Children, Inc.

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Executive Director, Louisiana at Stand for Children, Inc.

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Executive Director, Oregon at Stand for Children, Inc.

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Executive Director, Indiana at Stand for Children, Inc.

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Jacquelyn Dortch
National Director of Training & Organizational Support, Family Engagement & Organizing at Stand for Children, Inc.
Education
Master's Degree
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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States. Chicago Public Schools has set ambitious goals to ensure that every child-in every school and every neighborhood-has access to a world-class learning experience from birth, resulting in graduation from high school college-and career ready. Please visit our website at www.cps.edu to learn more about the organization.

Bachelor in Psychology

A public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois

Career History
National Director of Training & Organizational Support, Family Engagement & Organizing
2011 - Current

Stand for Children is an American education advocacy group. Founded in 1996 following a Children's Defense Fund rally, the non-profit advocates for changes in public education. Stand for Children's mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.

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