Director of Programs
Jasjit Singh is a lifelong youth organizer, community advocate, and former educator, who currently serves as Director of Programs at California ChangeLawyers. Born in Punjab and raised in California, he is the son of Punjabi Sikh immigrants who taught him the value of education and community service from an early age.
After completing his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, Jasjit returned to the Central Valley and began teaching Punjabi as foreign language at a local high school. During that period, he witnessed glaring inequities in a resourced depleted public school system- and decided to pursue a law degree in hopes of bringing systemic change for students, administrators, and teacher alike.
During law school, Jasjit worked for and volunteered at multiple renowned civil rights and human rights organizations focused on the Sikh community, including Jakara Movement, Sikh Coalition, and Ensaaf. He also served as a law clerk for attorney Danielle Barger, now a partner a DB Squared Law in San Diego, CA.
After graduating from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Jasjit was selected for the coveted San Francisco Foundation Multicultural Fellowship. There, his funding efforts focused heavily on issues related to youth organizing, educational reform (school to prison pipeline,) and crimmigration. After completing his fellowship, he landed his current role at California ChangeLawyers- where he leads the organization’s work around scholarships, grants, and policy work.
A licensed attorney in California. he is the board president for Jakara Movement, sits on the board of the Interfaith Council of Alameda County, and is a California Criminal Justice Funders Group steering committee member. Jasjit is also an elected delegate for the California Democratic Party. Jasjit lives in Sacramento with his wife and their pup, Baloo. In his free time, Jasjit enjoys playing basketball, reading, and watching The Office on repeat.