BIO

 

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EDUCATION

Morgan State University | B. Sc., Physical Education – Sports Administration | Baltimore, MD ||| St. Joseph’s University | Philadelphia, PA |||  Central High School of Philadelphia | High School Diploma | Philadelphia, PA ||| NCAA Leadership Institute | Alum

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EXPERIENCE

K-20 Education

Villanova University Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships, Administrative Coordinator ||| University of Pennsylvania Office of the Chaplain, Interfaith Fellow to the Athletics & Recreation Community ||| KIPP Philadelphia Schools, Substitute Teacher ||| William Penn School District, Substitute Teacher ||| Furman Templeton Elementary School, Health & Physical Education Teacher

Beijing Foreign Studies University Press | The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action 

The Senior High School textbook unit below was produced by the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), the publishing arm of Beijing Foreign Studies University – the largest university press in China and New Standard English.

Based on The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action I wrote on the HuffPost, the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) referenced content from this article to create a unit in the Readaholic Eclectic, a complement to the Senior High School textbook and K-12 textbook series that has sold more than all the Harry Potter books combined.

Jamal Atkins is featured in both the textbook and article. A Baltimore native and proud graduate of St. Frances Academy, Jamal operates the Basketball Academy of Excellence in Zambia and is an accomplished educator that uses basketball to empower students, families and communities. Follow him and the Basketball Academy of Excellence on Facebook.

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Athletics & Sports Administration

Borough of Yeadon Recreation Department, Tennis Director  ||| Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis & Education Center, NJTL Philadelphia 40th Anniversary Outreach Consultant ||| 5th World Scholar-Athlete Games, Commissioner ||| Wendywood Sports Club, Club Manager ||| 2009 South African Primary School Tennis Team USA Tour, Lead Coordinator ||| ESPN/AND1 Men’s Basketball Club, Assistant General Manager ||| 2005 Durban Boy’s Basketball Team USA Tour ||| Baltimore Metro Urban Tennis Organization, Executive Assistant ||| USTA Women’s Satellite Tour of Baltimore, Assistant Tournament Director ||| Black College All Star Basketball Classic, Volunteer Coordinator

 

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Coaching & Sports Training

Haverford College Women’s Tennis, Assistant Tennis Coach ||| Borough of Yeadon Recreation Department, Tennis Instructor ||| Wendywood Sports Club, Tennis Instructor ||| Baltimore Blue — Education Plus, Basketball Coach ||| Towson Catholic High School, Assistant Boy’s Basketball Coach ||| Towson Catholic High School, Head JV Girl’s Basketball Coach ||| Baltimore Metro Urban Tennis Organization, Tennis Instructor ||| The Catholic High School of Baltimore, Head Girl’s Tennis Coach ||| Atlantic Cape Camps, Basketball Coach & Counselor ||| Sports International Football Camps, Student Athletic Trainer ||| The Sporting Club at the Bellevue, Fitness Specialist

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Journalism

HuffPost, Contributor ||| The Philadelphia Tribune, Contributing Writer ||| Hype Magazine — Panorama Publications, Columnist & Writer

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Marketing & Public Relations 

Borough of Yeadon, Newsletter Designer & Writer ||| The Children of South Africa Photographic Book, Sales & Marketing Consultant ||| Disney Channel High School Musical, Project Manager ||| Vital Marketing Group, Field Event Representative ||| Sony Music Distribution, Retail Marketing Coordinator ||| KOOL Play on the House Spades Slam, Assistant Local Marketing Manager ||| Coca Cola True Talent Artist Search, Marketing Coordinator ||| International Basketball League, Public Relations Assistant ||| Gatorade, Regional Event Marketing Intern

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Nonprofit

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenant-Landlord Counselor ||| Center for Poverty Solutions, Development Associate


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE, Member ||| Chester Upland Youth Soccer, Board Member ||| Economy League of Philadelphia Leadership Exchange, 2016 Cohort ||| National Association of Black Journalists, Member ||| Philadelphia Area Tennis District, Board Member ||| Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, Member |||  Professional Tennis Registry, Professional Member ||| United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, Board Member

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