* lunch will be provided!!!
Ernest Jones is a founding member of Temple BLSA. Mr. Jones is a true Philadelphia Barrister. He recently retired as the President and CEO of the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (an agency which funds, coordinates and implements employment and training activities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), a position that he held since 1998. Prior to joining the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation, Jones was president of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. He also served as executive director of Community Legal Services, Inc. Prior to that he served as the first general counsel to the Temple Legal Aid Office. Jones began his legal career as an assistant district attorney. He received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics from Dickinson College. He is involved with and serves on the boards of numerous civic, business, academic and community-based organizations.
Mr. Jones' inspiring sense of humility and a terrific sense of humor compliments his accomplishments as a Philadelphia Barrister.
“I have been blessed throughout my life with family and friends who helped me navigate life’s ups and downs. I have also been very fortunate in being able to work in positions that gave me a great deal of personal satisfaction. As I move on to the next stage in my life, I look back with no regrets and a lot of fond memories." -Ernest Jones, 2010