Jarred Bean serves as the GARE Network Program Manager, where he oversees network-wide programming for racial equity practitioners. He previously worked in the National League of Cities’ Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) department, where he helped overhaul and expand the organization’s racial equity programming as a lead trainer and Senior Program Specialist. Prior to these roles, he worked as a teacher and in education support roles abroad and in New York City, as a canvasser working to turn out infrequent and often disaffected Democratic voters, and as a writer and grants consultant within the immigration advocacy space. He also helps to secure funding for Carolina Migrant Network – the only immigration legal aid nonprofit providing pro-bono representation to immigrants facing detention or removal in the Carolinas.
Jarred comes to this work deeply rooted in his experience growing up in a working-class community in North Carolina, and he is committed to the solidarity that can be achieved among poor and working-class communities across racial lines.
Outside of work, you’ll likely find him cozying up to a catalogue of horror movies or books. It’s more relaxing than it sounds