Jason Tomlinson

Advancing Black Strategists Initiative Coordinator

Jason (at) jwj.org

(202) 393-1044 x126

Jason is currently the coordinator for the Advancing Black Strategist Initiative in the research department of Jobs With Justice Education Fund. Jason also coordinates the Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN), which brings together scholars and practitioners to build workplace and economic power for working people. Jason holds a master’s degree in Software Engineering from Stratford University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He first joined the Jobs With Justice network in 2017 in Dallas, Texas with Texas New Era Center/ NT Jobs With Justice. While there Jason directed the programmatic arm of Texas New Era Center as the Director of Programs and served as the convener of a coalition of community organizations which includes Texas Organizing Project, Workers Defense Project, Planned Parenthood, Alliance/ American Federation of Teachers Union, Faith in Texas, and the Dallas AFL-CIO. Together, Communities United for a Greater Dallas has highlighted the corporate abuses of the Dallas County Appraisal District appeals process, Dallas corporations taking massive tax abatements with no responsibility to the community, and the housing crisis and policies of Dallas County. He also spearheaded Texas New Era Center’s flagship program, Project Phoenix, which helps first time, non-violent criminal offenders get union jobs to break the cycle of poverty. During Jason’s tenure at Texas New Era Center/ JWJ he’s conducted grant management of over $200,000 in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds, including distributions, expense tracking, consultant contracts, and reporting.