meet our founder

Kiesha Jackson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Kiesha completed her primary and secondary education in the city of Detroit, and is a proud graduate of Renaissance High School. Kiesha’s collegiate studies began at The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She also holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University.

Kiesha has always had a strong passion for philanthropy and helping others. She has volunteered with Hands on Atlanta, Hands on Ohio, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, tutoring through Detroit’s Barnabas Youth Center, and the YWCA to name a few. Through the Donors Choose Program, she has also contributed financially to numerous educational campaigns helping students in the city of Detroit.

Kiesha is very passionate about the education, awareness, and advocacy of mental health related matters, specifically as it relates to youth.  After experiencing the loss of her brother to suicide in November 2015, Kiesha wanted to prevent other families from experiencing this type of pain. As a result, Caleb’s Kids Foundation was formed. Caleb’s Kids, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with an emphasis on suicide prevention and mental illness awareness in youth. With a focus on youth ages 13 -18, the organization provides workshops centered around resilience, coping skills, self-esteem, mental illness awareness, and suicide prevention.