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Volunteer Service Award

Rabiyatu JallohAward presented by Nontalie Morrow

Rabiyatu Jalloh

B.S., Education and Public Policy; B.A., African American Studies; Civic and Community Engagement Minor

Rabiyatu Jalloh is a Brook J. Lenfest Scholar and a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Her strong commitment to social justice has influenced her research, educational engagement, and service work. As a McNair Scholar, she wrote a paper entitled, Staying Alive: Black Women’s Resistance During Slavery. Rabiyatu is an alum of the D.C. Social Justice Fellowship and is currently involved with the Restorative Justice Initiative. Among her service projects, she developed a learner-centered, values-based curriculum on social justice issues for an under-resourced, high-need high school in Washington, D.C., and co-taught an arts and creative writing course at the Centre County Correctional Facility. Rabiyatu is a former president of the Writers Organized to Represent Diverse Stories group, a former BLUEprint mentor, an international slam co-champion, and a member of the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational Team.