Dr. Jessica Hare serves as the Vice President of Outreach at American Promise. Dr. Hare is a native of Manning, SC, and attended public schools in Clarendon County District 2. Dr. Hare received her Doctor of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. She is also an Alumna of the University of South Carolina where she received her Master of Social Work degree and Winthrop University where she received her Bachelor of Social Work degree.
Dr. Hare has over 15 years of professional social work experience that ranges from child welfare, military social work, medical social work, and school social work. Dr. Hare is an active member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and prides herself on upholding the organization’s mission and vision. She has proven to be committed to the empowerment of black women and girls while advocating on their behalf to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment. She also volunteers as a designated speaker for the Domestic Violence Speaker’s Bureau and has been chosen as the keynote speaker for many domestic violence events. Dr. Hare is also an active member of the National Association of Social Workers serving the Georgia Chapter and is a member of the Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee.
Dr. Hare plans to continue utilizing her social work knowledge and skills to stand against social injustice while empowering not only oppressed populations but all populations. In her downtime, she enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending quality time with her children Morgan (13) and twins Nicholas & Megan (7).