Emmanuel Jackson, '14
Emmanuel Jackson was born and raised in New Jersey until he and his family moved to Sanford, Florida in 2007. Emmanuel earned his Associate of Arts degree from Seminole State College of Florida in 2011. Currently, he is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in African American studies. Emmanuel is on the executive board of both University Christian Fellowship and the John T. Washington Honor Society, and is a mentor at Memorial Middle School. His research interests include urban education, homelessness, urban poverty, and black masculinity. He aspires to obtain his Master's of Social Work to work with nonprofit organizations in impoverished communities that focus on African American youth development and providing resources and permanent employment for low income families and homeless individuals. He eventually wishes to earn his Ph.D in order to become active in policy advocacy, educational consulting, and motivational speaking.
Blending In: Downplaying Homelessness in Society Conducted at University of Central as part of the Research and Mentoring Program Mentor: Dr. Amy Donley, Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida Abstract: This research explores how homeless men in Sanford, Florida, attempt to hide or downplay their homeless status in order to appear "normal" by domiciled individuals and blend into the greater community. It examines techniques these individuals use to blend in, including clothing choices and their levels of interaction with others.
Jackson, Emmanuel, "Emmanuel Jackson, '14" (2017). McNair Scholars. 51.