Jon-William Patterson is a graduate of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his MSW. His interest in Social Work developed through working in various community and human service capacities as Intern/Program Coordinator at the Black AIDS Institute Los Angeles,
CA, Educational Assistant at the Quad County Urban League Aurora, IL, and Deacon at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Charlotte, NC. Jon-William graduated with a BA degree in History from Paine College in Augusta, GA. While matriculating at Paine, he served in various leadership capacities and received numerous accolades and honors such as UNCF Mellon Mays Fellow, All-American Scholar, National Dean’s List Recipient, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Member, President of Paine College Chapter NAACP, and Big Brother’s and Big Sister’s Mentor of the Year Recipient. His philosophy of life is to “contribute something positive to society in any way that you can, and- as long as you can, do something to help somebody along the way in life’s journey”. Jon-William Patterson is the 2nd Vice President and Treasurer of the Black Men at Penn and hailing from the windy City of Chicago his life and work is dedicated to assisting those who face trials and tribulations by using Black Liberation Theology as his social justice tool.
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