Jillian Burford

Community Organizer

Email: jillian@empowerdc.org

Phone: (202) 234-9119 ext. 103

Jillian Burford is a DC native and lifelong resident of the Bloomingdale neighborhood. She started on her path as an activist during her undergrad years at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. During the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement, she began to attend protests and rallies almost weekly while earning her BA in Social Inquiry studying history, sociology, anthropology, and urban studies. She returned to DC in 2015 and joined the DC chapter of Black Youth Project in 2016. She brings her dedication to racial equity and love of DC history to her work at Empower DC.

For questions around the Comprehensive Plan and the historic Ivy City, please don't hesitate to contact Jillian.

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