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Jamila Harris-Morrison is executive director of ACHIEVEability, a nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for single-parent families. A passionate believer that “service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth,” her work at ACHIEVEability focuses on increasing the independence of families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and preparing them for self-sufficiency. Harris-Morrison joined the agency in 2006 and previously held roles as deputy director and director of self sufficiency. Her 15 years of nonprofit experience includes community and economic development, counseling, and educational and evaluative services for children and adults. Harris-Morrison volunteers as a mentor for Philadelphia Futures and is a member of Women’s Way – Young Women Initiative and the National Association of Black Social Workers. She earned an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and a BA in psychology from Clark University. 

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