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Jeweld Legacy


JLG is a trusted Bay Area company, that values our clients. Jeweld Legacy Group, is an African-American women-owned company, established in Oakland, CA. We want you to browse our site and learn more about the work that we are doing within the community and beyond. Below is more information on how we started and our founder, Carol F. Burton.


Jeweld Legacy Group is built on core principles and values:

•    Authenticity
•    Integrity
•    Honesty
•    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
•    Data Driven

Meet Our Founder

Carol F. Burton

Carol F. Burton is the Founder of Jeweld Legacy Group (JLG) where she provides a range of capacity-building services for public and private institutions, organizations, and individuals. She is the former Executive Director of Centerforce ( and Associate Executive Director of the Osborne Association in NYC, NY. ( 

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More About Our Founder

Carol F. Burton is a gifted leader, a great listener, a generous stranger, a cultivator of relationships and a curator of good times. For those who are meeting Carol for the first time it is difficult to know whether she is working or playing because of the feelings of joy and freedom that is experienced by all.

As a CEO, Non Profit Leader, Mentor, Coach, Strategic Advisor, Friend, Board Member or Colleague, Carol is always cultivating and nurturing relationships.   Her goal in life is to support the success of others.

Ms. Burton is the former Executive Director of two non-profit agencies, Centerforce ( and the Osborne Association in NYC, NY. (, she is a trusted advisor, coach and mentor to many and has been recognized for her strong leadership and facilitation skills. She is a well respected and sought after consultant, known for her ability to translate policy into practice and transform leadership teams.  From 2017-2019, she has served as the Interim Director of Alameda County Behavioral Health providing leadership and oversight of the administration of the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Plan for MediCal beneficiaries.  Ms. Burton also serves as Strategic Advisor to several elected officials and government leaders on Mental Health, Addiction, Homelessness and Criminal Justice policy related matters.  She has designed many collaborations including the New York Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, the Bay Area Children of Incarcerated Parents and the Alameda County Justice-Involved Mental Health Task Force.  Ms. Burton served as the Principal Investigator for the country’s first comprehensive program and longitudinal study on children and parental incarceration and is the recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award for her outstanding work on behalf of children of incarcerated parents.

Ms. Burton earned a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S.W. from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. She is a Lifetime Member of Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

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