Jeffery Young, Jr.
Jeffery Young, Jr., most commonly referred to as Jay, currently serves as Legislative Counsel in the Office of Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, providing advice an assistance with legislative and policy issues that effect the City of Philadelphia. He also works on land use, zoning and real estate development matters within the 5th Councilmanic District.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jay attended Girard College, a prestigious elementary and secondary education boarding school for academically capable students from low income, single parent families and received his B.A in Political Science from Temple University. Jay obtained a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in Newark, New Jersey and has also made significant process toward obtaining a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration. While at Rutgers, Jay was selected by the Eagleton Institute of Politics as a Governor’s Executive Fellow.
In law school, Jay was selected as the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham intern in the Office of United States Senator Robert Casey, a paid capitol hill internship given to minority students interested in the law. He was also was selected by the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network for the Martin Luther King, Jr. internship, completing a summer internship at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Inc.
Jay served as the first representative of the 5th Council District on the Philadelphia Youth Commission in 2008 and was a former member of the Mayors Commission African American Males. He currently is on currently a board member of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, as well as the Union Benevolent Association, the oldest Philadelphia charity in continuous existence, providing grants to organizations serving the city’s most vulnerable populations.
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