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Founder & CEO

Jakeel R. Harris is higher education professional with over 5 years of experience working within different student services departments and support programs at various educational institutions. Jakeel's areas of concentration in higher education include providing equity-based programming, promoting leadership development, and placing a heavy emphasis on co-curricular involvement. He specializes in embedding student engagement approaches in his practice, to increase student involvement and student success.


Harris is a community organizer, educator, professional speaker, and spoken-word poet. He holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Student Development in Higher Education from California State University, Long Beach, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Humboldt State University. His activism includes a strong focus on promoting and encouraging pro-Blackness, engaging in community restoration, and providing equitable resources to disadvantaged communities.

“The ability to enhance and grow our communities lies in the willingness to dedicate time, energy, and effort into bettering ourselves and supporting others in their journey.”

Jakeel R. Harris, M.S.

Founder & CEO, Project SPEAKS


Project SPEAKS Inc. is committed to employing a team of individuals from diverse backgrounds who embody the values and purpose of the organization. The members of Project SPEAKS have made the commitment to dedicate themselves to the progression of their communities and support those in their growth and development. 

Join Our Team!


Interested in being a part of the SPEAKS staff? 

Positions Available: 

  • Activities Staff

  • Project SPEAKS Intern

For position information contact: wearespeaks@gmail.com