Robert Jamaal Downey, New England College, NH

Robert Jamaal Downey’s outstanding commitment to community service and civic engagement is evident in his sustained contributions to local New Hampshire communities, international service organizations, and campus life at New England College. Jamaal traveled to the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua with students and faculty from NEC to work in the educational programs of Orphanage Outreach planning and leading learning activities for young children and renovating facilities to support the school and future volunteer efforts.  Jamaal also works with Safe Passage Transportation in Manchester, NH to transport, educate, and mentor troubled youth and interacting with various people to provide much needed support and attention.