Jamila Walida-Simon

 

Jamila Walida-Simon

NYS 4-H Civic Engagement Specialist
NYS 4-H Office
 
Phone: 607-255-0287
Email: jws62@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
 
Biographical Statement:

Jamila Walida Simon earned her Bachelor's Degree from Wells College and her Master's Degree from Cornell University. She began her career with Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City (CUCE-NYC) under the direction of Dr. Davis-Manigaulte the CUCE-NYC Family and Youth Development Program Leader. Jamila served as the CYFAR CITY Project Coordinator and worked to build capacity at Henry Street Settlement in lower Manhattan, and the Police Athletic League (PAL) in the Bedford-Stuyvestant section of Brooklyn.

After she completed her master's degree she joined the staff at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County where she served as the Program Manager of the 4-H Urban Outreach Program at West Village. In addition, in 2010, Jamila Walida joined the NYS 4-H team part-time and served as a Civic Engagement Coordinator and Communications Coordinator. 

In 2015, Jamila Walida joined the NYS 4-H team full-time and currently serves as the NYS 4-H Civic Engagement Specialist. 

 
Current Professional Activities:

4-H Capital Days, Albany, NY 

New York Youth Institute, Ithaca, NY 

State Teen Action Representative Retreat, Syracuse, NY

National 4-H Conference, Chevy Chase, MD and Capitol Hill

Citizenship Washington Focus, Chevy Chase, MD

Leadership Washington Focus, Chevy Chase, MD

States' 4-H International Exchange (inbound from Japan), Various NYS locations 

Cornell University Summer College, Ithaca, NY 

 

 

 
Current Public Engagement Activities:

 I Am My Child's First Teacher, Parent Leadership program co-sponsored by the Cornell Public Service Center

Ithaca Black Lives Matter chapter

Community Cafe Facilitator

 

 
Education:

BS, Wells College

MS, Cornell University 

 
Related Websites:

 http://nys4h.cce.cornell.edu

 http://bctr.cornell.edu

 
Selected Keywords:
youth development youth community action civic engagement global citizenship

 
The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.