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Jessica Solomon

Senior Program Officer, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Jessica Solomon is the senior program officer at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. As part of the Foundation's leadership team, she's working to improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond, with a focus on arts and social justice. Jessica is a practitioner, cultural worker, and facilitator with over 10 years of extensive experience spearheading organizational and programmatic development across social justice organizations and cultural institutions. She often experiments with the ways art and culture can shift how people and organizations feel, participate in, and respond to social change. She has a strong commitment to arts, culture, and equity as essential tools in place-based strategies to nurture the growth of opportunity. She serves as faculty for the National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship. Previously, she served on the Executive Committee of Alternate ROOTS, Citizen Artist Baltimore, and PolicyLink's Arts, Culture, and Community Development Advisory Group. Jessica earned B.A. in communication studies and African-American studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a M.Sc. in organization development from American University.