Miranda Walker JonesThe Little Bit Foundation St. Louis, MO Award Year: 2023
Miranda Walker Jones is CEO and President of The Little Bit Foundation, a nonprofit committed to breaking down barriers to learning for students living in poverty through partnerships and programs that serve the needs of the whole child. Little Bit serves 14,000 youth in 48 schools in the St. Louis Metropolitan area with college and career readiness, educational programs, wellness services and has delivered more than 430,000 essential items – including new coats, uniforms, shoes, and grocery boxes – to students in the community. Jones previously served as District Director to Representative Cori Bush’s St. Louis congressional office. She also served as COO and Vice President of Youth, Family and Clinical Services for Better Family Life, where she developed and led programs that served approximately 8,000 students each year. She has served on the Board of Education for the Jennings School District since 2004, currently serving as President. Jones is a former councilwoman and mayor pro-tem for the city of Jennings. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Washington University Brown School’s Inside the CEO leadership program.