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Meet the Founder: Jamela Peterson

Jamela Peterson

Founder & Director of Operations
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Jamela Peterson is a social entrepreneur and global citizen, leveraging social enterprises to build a greater humanity.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Davidson College and was a recipient of the Arnold Snider full-merit scholarship. Along with a fellow Davidson student, she co-founded a tech startup called RoomMe to help young professionals find compatible roommates. Jamela has also worked extensively in the social sector from neighborhood revitalization projects with Habitat for Humanity to community health assessments at the Sedgwick County Health Department.

However, in 2014 a business development internship with Afara Global sparked and shaped her passion for social entrepreneurship. In this position, she traveled to Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa to study social enterprises and social innovation through accelerator programs and hubs.

In 2016, she built a curriculum and workbook geared towards K-12 student to teach Social Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy. She began teaching her curriculum at local youth organizations, such as Ubuntu Village School, Jewels Program, and the Urban League NULITES. Her aim is to empower youth and marginalized communities become global leaders and stakeholders of social change.

Since 2016, SocialPreneur Lab has implemented entrepreneurship programs as well as workshops
within conferences and numerous youth organizations
  • Step-Up Omaha! Empowerment Network
  • Innovation Forward:HBCU Invention And Startup Showcase
  • Lenora P. Miles Elementary
  • Create Campaign, Inc.
  • Urban League of Kansas
  • Financial Freedom Expo, NAACP
  • Ubuntu Village School, Holy Savior Academy
  • West High School, NULITIES
  • Camp Destination Innovation
  • Jewels Mentorship Program
  • Mount Olive Tabernacle, Youth Ambassadors for Christ
  • Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas
  • St. Patrick Catholic School
  • Wichita Collegiate Middle School
  • Urban Preparatory Academy
  • Griots Summer Camp
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