Ms. Jolon H McNeil

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

Focus Areas

K-12 Education


Jolon is an emerging leader who serves as Schools First project director for the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JPPL). Jolon’s work focuses on altering the school-to-prison pipeline in New Orleans and other advocacy to reform school disciplinary policies. She has broadened the conversation on exclusionary school discipline to include new audiences and partners, including Teach for America and local faith-based organizations. Her work with JPPL’s public education campaign, “Suspensions Matter,” helps make school discipline data transparent, helping parents make more informed decisions and challenging the education community to examine their school discipline practices. She is committed to creating good schools in every neighborhood so that children can find positive, quality learning environments in their local communities.