Jamii Tata

Program Officer

Flint Area

Joined Mott in 2022

A head shot of Jamii taken in front of the Cat mural in Buckham Alley.


Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Mott Foundation Building
503 S. Saginaw St., Suite 1200
Flint, Mich. 48502-1851


Jamii Tata is a program officer responsible for grantmaking related to restoring community vitality in the Flint area. Tata hails from the North End neighborhood of Detroit and has more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector as a community organizer, director and executive. He has founded two organizations: Know Allegiance Nation, which focuses on literacy, and the Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, an arts and culture organization.

Prior to joining Mott, Tata was director of capacity-building programs at Michigan Community Resources in Detroit. There he supported nonprofit organizations with institutional, programmatic and fund development. Tata also has served the community as a literacy, garden, technology and arts educator, media maker and social entrepreneur.

Tata holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Illinois Wesleyan University, and his master’s studies were in literacy learning at Marygrove College. He plans to continue his studies in business and nonprofit law in the future. He is an avid biker, writer, basketball coach and aspiring djembe drummer. Tata is a happy parent to three children and an ever-bracing parent to any child that pops up on his porch hoping to build a better future.