Jasmine Taylor ’99

Jasmine Taylor

Executive Director, USC Black Alumni Association

Jasmine Taylor, a Compton, California native and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy alumna, was named executive director of the USC Black Alumni Association on February 13, 2023. A widely respected nonprofit leader with decades of experience, she has expertise in board development, donor relations, marketing, special events, operations, human resources and culture, programming and financial management.

For more than 30 years, Jasmine has dedicated her energies to providing opportunities and improving access to education for marginalized youth nationwide. After the 1992 Los Angeles uprising, she worked with the Constitutional Rights Foundation and RebuildLA to create her first nonprofit—at age 16!

In 20202, Jasmine co-founded a charter management organization that established the Community Harvest Charter School in South Los Angeles, which U.S. News and World Report later named one of the nation’s “Top 100 High Schools.” She then went on to lead nonprofits in Baltimore, Dallas and Las Vegas before returning to Los Angeles in 2020 to serve as the COO of A Place Called Home—a nonprofit that provides a safe, nurturing environment, with programs in the arts, education and wellness, for young people in South L.A.

In recognition of Jasmine’s track record for building company cultures which prioritize positivity, synergy, efficiency and results, she has been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Reinhard Mohn Foundation, the National Urban Fellows and Coro Women in Leadership.

As a USC student, Jasmine worked in the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs while earning her BS in public policy, with an emphasis on nonprofit management, and a minor in education. She also holds an MA in counseling from Dallas Baptist University.