‘1 in 5’ Season 2 Episode 4: Catching up with Drayton Jackson

Drayton Jackson | December 1, 2022 | Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents

Drayton Jackson experienced homelessness for almost 20 years. Today, Drayton utilizes his lived experience to advocate for others in a similar position—but it wasn’t always easy adjusting to having a seat at the table. Drayton, now the father of eight, is setting boundaries and goals for himself to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Along with running two foundations and being a community leader, Drayton continues to work towards his educational goals of earning a college degree.

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The Urban Institute is a nonprofit research organization that provides data and evidence to help advance upward mobility and equity.

The Foundation for Homeless & Poverty Management helps people and families in Kitsap County who are surviving homelessness to get back on their feet and thrive through education and support

Drayton is the co-chair of Governor Jay Inslee’s Poverty Reduction Work Group, which works with a diverse group of experts, advocates and citizens to dismantle poverty in Washington.

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