Jamiel Alexander was written off as a negative statistic of street life in Philadelphia. He was court appointed to do community service in York, Pennsylvania in 2001. There he completed the Crispus Attucks YouthBuild Charter School AmeriCorps Program; he remains an active alumnus. Jamiel served as Manager of Youth and Family Programs for 12 years and was responsible for a variety of tasks from grassroots organizing to leadership development. Jamiel is always willing and ready to serve the community in any capacity. In 2012 he was appointed to serve on the National Council of Young Leaders as an adviser to policymakers. In 2014, Jamiel’s colleagues on the YouthBuild National Alumni Council elected him as their President. He was also appointed to the Aspen Institute Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF). The OYIF is collective impact work that brings stakeholders together from all sectors.