Mecole Jordan is Executive Director of the United Congress of Community of Religious Organizations (UCCRO), a Chicago-based grassroots-led multiethnic human rights alliance mobilizing people, policy and ideals for the equitable advancement of marginalized communities. She previously served as Coordinator of the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability.
Jordan graduated from Western Illinois University with a BA in Organizational Communication and Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management at Capella University. She began her non-profit career volunteering to reduce the criminalization of individuals with drug addiction. She also provided direct oversight for a reentry program providing comprehensive wraparound support for the formerly incarcerated, as well as violence prevention programs. Mecole began working with UCCRO in 2010 as a member the advocacy team and trainer on racial equity, and has led conventions and annual retreats, organized providers and parents around equitable State budgets, and led a coalition group focused on police accountability. Mecole resides in the Chicago area suburbs with her 3-year-old daughter.