ABOUT THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVISTTM
Chanae Jackson is a passionate community activist, servant leader, change agent and entrepreneur. Her ethical standards, collaborative community engagements efforts, and proven track record make her a trusted resource.
Chanae earned the title of The Accidental Activist in 2018, when her 18-year-old son was stopped by police officers in Alachua County for driving while Black. He was detained without cause. She sounded the injustice alarm, and all charges were dropped. A year following the racial injustice, Chanae mobilized the community and worked to have the previous sheriff (who attempted to bully her) voted out of office. The position is now held by Alachua County’s first Black sheriff, Clovis Watson, a former U.S. Representative. Chanae encourages Black voters to run – not walk– to the polls, because voting is the equalizer that grants us all the same level of power.
Since 2018, Chanae has strategically built an activism brand based on accountability, compassion, credibility, empathy, and dependability. She serves her community as a co-founder of the Black Parent Support Network and Gainesville Raise up. Her mission is to bring awareness to current social issues, address gaps in services, and work to offer fresh solutions for the existing social issues.
Her personal core values are integrity, diligence, and servant leadership. Chanae owns and successfully operates multiple, sustainable businesses: Assurance Holdings Property Management & Notary Signing Services, Oasis Homecare and Companion Services, Converge Creative Solutions (consulting for business development, community engagement and political strategies), and the Sani-Team Professional Cleaning Services. In 2021, Chanae will launch the Intentional Activist Institute ™. The organization will equip and provide certifications to stakeholders who are interested in becoming life-long community activists.
Chanae has previously served as a United Way Certified Financial Coach, a member of the Alachua County Education Taskforce, Vice-Chair of the Alachua County Human Rights Advisory Board, Chair of the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center Advisory Board, the Chair of the City of Gainesville Community Development Advisory Board, and Vice-Chair of the City of Gainesville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
She is a graduate of Saint Leo University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Chanae is also a licensed real estate agent. When she is not working in her community, she is serving her real estate clients and spending quality time with her four children. Chanae enjoys beautiful sunsets on Florida beaches.
She passionately believes our wealth is only as valuable as our communities around us.
Chanae Jackson, The Accidental Activist