Jamila Larson, LICSW
Jamila has served as a social worker in our nation’s capital since she moved from Wisconsin in 1996 to work for the Children’s Defense Fund. After earning her Masters degree in Social Work, she became a social worker at Bright Beginnings and then Regional Director for LIFT. While running the Playtime Project as a volunteer, she served as a school social worker, then as Community School Director for the National Center for Children and Families at a DCPS in southeast D.C. for five years, where she managed a mental health and after school program. Jamila ran Playtime as a volunteer since it was founded in 2003, and she assumed the role as first full-time Executive Director in 2009. In 2012, she was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine for her leadership of Playtime. She loves to go on family adventures outside with her husband and two children.