Jay McCullar is a career educator and community advocate who has worked with school districts, higher education institutions, and the Department of Family and Protective Services throughout Central Texas. Prior to joining Austin Justice Coalition, Jay served as the director of the Greater Austin-Area’s partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative created by former President Barack Obama to raise post-secondary enrollment rates of young, disenfranchised men of color. He co-created and implemented one of the first strategies (My Brother’s Keeper Scholars) for improving postsecondary attainment rates of young men of color in the Central Texas region, raising more than $3 million to provide advising services for scholars seeking post-secondary education.
With a passion for mentorship and serving the community, Jay is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of youth and their families in the Greater Austin-Area. In his free time, Jay volunteers with Austin State Hospital, the Central Texas Food Bank, Coats 4 Kids and YMCA. He is a strong believer in the importance of serving his community and mentoring those in need, striving to uphold these values throughout his life and career. Jay is also a committed father to an amazing son.