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Janet Dickerson

New York City

Senior Communications Consultant

Janet A. Dickerson joined the CBMA team as Senior Communications Consultant in January 2015 to help lead its official launch from the Open Society Foundations into an independent entity. In this role she works closely with the VP of Development to facilitate and promote strategic PR and media initiatives that elevate CBMA’s narrative change work, as well as the work of the broader Black Male Achievement network and movement.

As a strategic communications and media relations specialist, Dickerson possesses more than a decade of experience driving multi-channel PR and media campaigns. She began her career in government politics as Press Officer for now-U.S. Senator Cory Booker while he was Mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city. Dickerson served as Deputy Press Secretary on former New York City Comptroller William Thompson’s 2009 mayoral campaign against Michael Bloomberg. From there, she ventured into the non-profit & advocacy sector by becoming Press Secretary for national research and action institute PolicyLink, and ultimately going on to launch her own social impact consulting group Human Impact Solutions (Formerly Pixel Prose Media) in 2010. Dickerson is also Co-Founder of #HarlemDemoDay, a NYC startup event geared towards connecting entrepreneurs of color with industry investors, business resources and potential funding opportunities.

Born and raised in the New York City-area, Dickerson received a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Temple University, and now resides with her family in New Jersey.

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Janet Dickerson

CBMA's Top Five Moments of 2017

As we prepare to close out yet another eventful year in Black Male Achievement, CBMA has been reflecting on key highlights from the past twelve months that have helped propel our mission forward, and elevate the leaders and voices moving the needle in improving life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys.
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Janet Dickerson

Scenes from CBMA's 7th Annual "Rumble Young Man, Rumble!"

From November 29th-December 1st, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) kicked off its 7th Annual Rumble Young Man, Rumble (RYMR), a convening of more than 200 advocates and change-makers held at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
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This LA Leader on the Importance of Intersectionality in Black Male Achievement

For CBMA October 2017 Member Spotlight, we got to sit down with Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan, a nationally-renown scholar and mentoring expert out of Claremont, California who is using her years of experience as an educator and practitioner to examine how today's youth of color are served by mentoring and youth development programs.
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Janet Dickerson

Celebrating Black Male Fashion & Style

On Thursday, June 1st at the Brooklyn Museum, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Aperture Foundation celebrated Black men’s style as a form of personal politics with a night of fashion, film, and
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Attend CBMA's "Promise Of Place" Webinars for 2017!

Building off of the momentum of CBMA’s first three webinars last fall, which focused on the cities of Louisville, Baltimore and Milwaukee, we now invite you to join us for
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Janet Dickerson

Meet the Women of CBMA

All this month, CBMA is proud to celebrate Women's History Month!