meet our founder

Kiesha Jackson is the Founder and Executive Director of Caleb’s Kids. Under her leadership, Caleb’s Kids has provided scholarships to high school seniors, sponsored holiday care and wellness benefits for surviving families of suicide loss, and has provided life changing outreach, materials, and workshops to thousands of Detroit Area youth and parents. Kiesha is passionate about mental health education, awareness, and advocacy, specifically as it relates to youth.  She has participated in numerous panel discussions, radio interviews, online and written publications advocating for youth mental health, and is a 2018 Walker’s Legacy Power 15 Recipient and a 2019 National Alliance on Mental Illness – Michigan Administrator of the Year Nominee.
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, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Habitat for Humanity 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 a proud graduate of The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and Central Michigan University where she earned a Master of Science in Health Services Administration.