Jasmine brings expertise in capacity building and strategic vision to the True Colors United Board.
Jasmine Hayes joined ICF in 2020 as the Executive Director of the Capacity Building Center for States (Center), which is part of the Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative. The Center works to support state child welfare agencies in effectively initiating and sustaining change and innovation to improve child welfare practice and achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and families. Responsible for providing visionary and strategic direction for the Center, Jasmine oversees the design, delivery, and evaluation of capacity building activities. Prior to joining the Center, Jasmine served as Deputy Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Jasmine oversaw the policy team responsible for the development of Home, Together: the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, and was the primary author of the plan’s homeless prevention framework. While at the Interagency Council, Jasmine led federal efforts to prevent and end homelessness among youth and families with children, including development of community-level criteria and benchmarks for what it means to end family and youth homelessness as part of a comprehensive and coordinated response. Jasmine has also worked at the community level, including as Program Administrator at the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency. A 2017 True Leader Award recipient, Jasmine‘s commitment to her work is rooted in belief in the dignity and worth of every individual. Jasmine holds an MSW from the University of Toronto.