A'Jamal-Rashad Byndon, BS
Community Initiatives Consultant
A’Jamal Byndon is from Nebraska. He grew up in Omaha with 13 brothers and sisters. He graduated from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln with a degree in Political Science and minors in Psychology and History. He served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Botswana, where he met his wife of 33 years. He has four adult children.
A’Jamal was the radio host on KIOS-FM, the local Public Radio for eight years, hosting a weekly program called Community Forum.
He worked for 25 years for Catholic Charities, in various administrative and management positions. Two of the most satisfying aspects of his work at Catholic Charities were working directly in the food pantry programs, including hosting many community forums and letter writing sessions for participants in the Community Services Program. His last position was as Senior Director for Advocacy (Public Policy).
He along with others, started an organization called Omaha Table Talk which was focused on improving race relations in the community.
A’Jamal has taught classes in Poverty and African American Families at UNO in the School of Social Work. He is currently an adjunct professor at Metropolitan Community College teaching Human Relations classes. He also teaches a class in the Black Studies Department at UNO. He serves on the Board of the Progressive Research Institute and is a member of the Nebraska Department of Health Minority Advisory Council.
Nebraska Families Collaborative
2110 Papillion Parkway
Omaha NE 68164