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Chardae Jones

Chardae Jones is from Braddock, PA, and grew up in The Braddock Library where she received her library card before she could scribble her name. In 2007 she graduated from Woodland Hills High School. She received her BA in Professional Writing from Carlow University where she discovered her passion for serving her community.

Since graduating Chardae has volunteered with AmeriCorps mentoring teens in Braddock where she aided in the creation of a 2014 summer lunch program tied to The Braddock Youth Project. As an advocate for people in her community, she’s mentored kids at the Downtown Carnegie Library, and she’s chaired the local National Council for Negro Women Luncheon to aid in bridging the communication gap between the younger women and older women in the community.


The former Mayor of Braddock is the youngest in Braddock’s History. She helped set up Covid-19 vaccination clinics and coordinated food drop-offs for people in need in the area. She ran four municipal campaigns in 2021, sits on the board of Sustainable Pittsburgh, is a board member of Braddock Economic Development Corporation, Get Involved Inc, Braddock Carnegie Library Association, and the Mon Valley Literacy Board, and is constantly looking for ways to connect the community.

When not volunteering, she eats her way around the city on Instagram and writes about it for Soul Pitt Quartley. She frequently plays kickball and dodgeball in the Pittsburgh Sports League. She has published 14 books for herself and others.

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