Jeffrey D. Richardson is an AmeriCorps Alum and the Executive Director of Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism. Serve DC is the DC Commission on National and Community Service. In his role as Executive Director, he guides the organization in achieving its mission of promoting service as an innovative, sustainable solution to the challenges we face as a community and a nation. Serve DC awards more than $500,000 in grants each year to nonprofits, faith-based organizations and universities to strengthen organizational capacity, and create and expand programs that fight poverty and advance economic opportunity and academic achievement.
A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Howard University School of Social Work, Jeffrey shares with the Commission, a commitment to compassion for the low-income populations they serve and to inclusivity of youth populations (foster care, youth in care, and other non-traditionally served groups). Prior to his work at the Commission, Jeffery served as an AmeriCorps member in Windsor New Hampshire at Wediko Children’s Services’ Summer Fresh Air Experience Program; focused on at-risk children whose emotional and behavioral symptoms interfere with their ability to function in school, at home, or within the community.