Supporting neighborhood-based and community-lead social entrepreneurship, worker-ownership, democratic governance, and long-term affordable housing models in Ohio
Jacqueline Radebaugh is a housing and community economic development attorney at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc., where she provides transactional legal services to community-based initiatives. Jackie is committed to advancing racial equity and bringing about social and economic change through socially and environmentally responsible entrepreneurship, democratic co-ownership, and governance. She advocates on behalf of individuals of low- and moderate-income, women, people of color and other minority, neighborhood-based groups, to promote local sustainability, the sharing economy, and community development strategies that seek lasting, transformational benefits to the local communities.
Before making her way to Ohio, Jackie studied and practice law in a variety of places, advised dozens of Fortune 500 companies in Brazil, nonprofits in France, with detours thru Geneva, New York City, and Texas. In addition to her Brazilian law degree, Jackie earned master’s degrees in Sociology of Religions & Society and Public Law & Political Sciences from the University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, and an LLM in American Law with emphasis in business law from the University of Texas at Austin. Jackie grew up in Brazil, where her parents taught her entrepreneurship at an early age: at 6, Jackie often baked and sold cakes to help a local nonprofit to buy property, at 15 she made and sold candles to her high-school mates, at 17 she started selling her mom’s ginger candies at her choir to help pay for law school and continued doing so until her parents’ small business took off. She also learned a great deal about life and the human nature while working in restaurants as a woman, a person of color, and an immigrant. Those experiences have deeply shaped her life and work.