Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jaime A. Estades, Esq.

Jaime Estades, a former Columbia University Revson Fellow, earned a Juris Doctor at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law and Masters in Social Work at the CUNY Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work. Jaime continues to inspire generations of community activists as Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare Policy at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work. He has also taught Social Justice and Public Policy at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services. Jaime is a frequent invited commentator on political and policy issues on NY1 and NY1 Noticias (in English and Spanish), as well as CUNY TV. He has authored articles for numerous outlets, including but not limited to Roll Call (Washington, DC), The Orlando Sentinel and The National Latino Policy Institute. Jaime frequently participates as a speaker and panelist at academic and other institutions including Columbia University, Rutgers University, Brown University, New York University School of Law and City University in of New York.

Jaime is an Executive Producer of the new documentary film based on the 2016 presidential election entitled “The November Surprise” to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018. Jaime has committed his life to advocacy, education, health and leadership training. For decades, Jaime has worked on issues related to education, immigration, housing, voter registration and family entitlement issues. In 1996, Jaime founded the Latino Leadership Institute, Inc., a nonpartisan not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the City University of New York which has trained thousands of individuals on the fundamentals of campaign management and public policy, has hosted numerous colloquia and civic engagement projects in the northeast and Florida. The Latino Leadership Institute has chapter at the University of Central Florida and at Temple University in Pennsylvania. In October 2015, the Latino Leadership Institute was selected by the White House as one of the Bright Spots of Excellence in Education in the Hispanic Community in the United States.

Jaime has also used his expertise to bolster the work of key nonprofits, including the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center, which in 2014 completed renovation of the first eco-friendly (Green) Health Center in East Harlem. As Director for Advocacy for the Alliance for Quality Education, Jaime built, managed and coordinated a coalition of sixty community-based educational and labor organizations to improve the quality of public education in New York City. In 1996, during the Presidential election, as Executive Director of the Hispanic Education and Legal Fund, Jaime spearheaded the nonpartisan registration of over 100,000 new voters in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, North Carolina and Florida.