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Building Opportunity in the American City

Urban Revitalization, Criminal Justice Reform, Opportunity Zones, efforts on behalf of HBCUs 

Cleveland native Ja'Ron R. Smith is one of the White House’s highest ranking African-American staffers. He plays a key role in developing President Donald Trump's policies aimed at helping urban African-Americans, including legislation to promote opportunity zones, reform the criminal justice system, and provide aid to the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Ja'Ron K. Smith
Office of American Innovation, The White House

Robyn Minter Smyers
President, Board of Directors, The City Club of Cleveland   

Natalia Garcia is a digital producer for the education team at Ideastream Public Media.