Jared Lewis

Rep. Barbara Lee

Economic Development


Congressman John Lewis Social Justice Fellow
Science and Technology

Jared Lewis is the Founder of the South Side Annex on the Southside of Chicago, a social enterprise food hall and market dedicated to developing underinvested neighborhoods through business creation and expanding positive use of underappreciated real estate. As a native of Chicago, he works at the intersection of economic development, small business, public policy and social enterprise. He is the Chairman of SSA #42, a local tax district that funds expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy. Jared worked as a Global Program Manager for Airbnb where he led a global user education and mobilization program in nine countries and eight regions. Jared holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago and he recently served as the Organizing Chair for Pride South Side, branded as the first multi-cultural pride festival on the Southside of Chicago. Jared also serves as a board member for Howard Brown where he co-governs a $200 million annual operating budget to provide healthcare to underserved populations in the City of Chicago.