Dr. Jamil Bey

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About Dr. Jamil

Originally from Beltzhoover, Dr. Jamil Bey is the President & CEO of UrbanKind. On a mission to create social justice, he is focused on improving communities and creating change. He endeavors to establish Southwestern Pennsylvania as a place where Black children and families can prosper and thrive. In addition to Dr. Bey’s role as UrbanKind’s visionary and his myriad charitable efforts, Dr. Bey serves on many boards and councils throughout Pittsburgh.  Dr. Bey serves on the boards of The Pittsburgh Housing Opportunity Fund, The Forbes Fund Advisory Council, the Joseph Ibberson Community Forestry Chair. He is a founding board member at Landforce and is on the Steering committee of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council and the Advisory Council Advisor for the Penn State Center Pittsburgh. 

Additionally, Dr. Bey is the founder of the Black Environmental Collective and co-founder and current president of the Beltzhoover Consensus Group. As a former high school teacher in Clairton and McKeesport, Dr. Bey is inspired by the many young people he works with. Through this alliance, he finds he is challenged to do better, work smarter, and find new ways to create space and opportunities for future leaders to shine.