Map of District 18
LaKeisha Jackson was elected by precinct committeemen in the 18th District to fill a vacant Council seat on August 21, 2014. Sworn into office to represent the far eastside, Ms. Jackson's history of community service makes her a perfect fit for Warren Township. As the executive director of the Pathway Resource Center, Inc., Councillor Jackson's passion is to help the disadvantaged and at-risk youth develop personal, professional and educational skills.
Councillor Jackson has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, with a specialization in Health Care Management. She has numerous awards, certificates and outstanding achievements ranging from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Purdue Extension 4H, Marion County. Ms. Jackson is a Certified Training Consultant (Ball State University). However, she is proudest of the “Performance Award” for above and beyond the call of duty given to her by the Amber Wood’s Cooperative Board. La Keisha was selected for her outstanding achievement and family support during the aftermath of the 2002 tornado that destroyed several apartments at Amber Woods 350 unit apartment complex (Indianapolis’ Far Eastside). La Keisha also served on the conference committee for the National Service Coordinator Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2013.
Mrs. Jackson’s religious values have a profound effect on her life. She is a current member at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. However, she was a previous member at Travelers Rest MBC for over 20 years where she held several positions which include: Vice-President of the Building Funding Committee, Assistant Secretary of the Trustee’s Board, a member of the Board of Directors, and the Women’s Auxiliary Committee President at Rock of Faith Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition, she has had the honor to serve on several current community committees and Boards: Indiana Neighborhood Network Consortium Board of Directors as President, Eastside Neighborhood and Community Team (ENACT) Committee, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Community (INRC) Board Advisory Committee, Warren Township Metropolitan Advisory Committee, Far Eastside Weed & Seed Committee & Seed Co-Chair, Indianapolis Metropolitan Insight Advisory, Far Eastside Quality of Life Planning Committee, chair of the Far Eastside Community Advisory Committee and 38th Street Corridor Revitalization Plan Founder, Organizer and Committee Member.
On December 16, 2008, Ms. Jackson was awarded one of the City of Indianapolis’ Honorable Awards, The Mayor’s Community Service Award (where a permanent brick with her name has been placed at the historical canal amongst other city honorees. She also received a second Mayor’s Community Service Award in November 2012. Since 2001, La Keisha Jackson has touched the lives of over 100,000 youth and families by helping them achieve personal, financial, spiritual and educational goals in some capacity. She started developing programs such as the Pathway Teen Summit Youth Council that creates opportunities for youth, Training Youth for Success (TYFS) and Pathway Resource Center’s umbrella project, Helping Others Transform (HOT). She believes this is part of her life’s mission.“My life long passion is connecting resources to help the disadvantaged who cannot or do not know how to help themselves.”