Director, Volunteer & Community Supports
Jason R.L Wallace serves as the Director of Volunteer & Community Supports at Martha’s Table, where he leads overall strategy as it relates to volunteer efforts and community support programming. This includes McKenna’s Wagon, a mobile food truck that rolls out 7 days a week, 365 days a year to feed the homeless and hungry at three downtown locations. Martha’s Outlet, a clothing program that provides free, high-quality clothing, shoes, linens, and household furnishings to individuals and families in need. Martha’s Outfitters, a friendly, innovative community thrift store with locations in Northwest and Southeast DC. Martha’s Lobby Market, a no-cost mini market as well as a 4 pm meal service hosted at Martha’s Table daily.
Before joining Martha’s Table, he was the Founder and Executive Director of Community ONE, Inc., an experiential learning non-profit that exposes at-risk children to interesting careers by playing interactive games.
In 2008, he served in The White House under President George W. Bush in the Office of Freedom Corps which promoted volunteerism by encouraging people to answer The President’s Call to Service. He joined President Bush’s travel staff shortly thereafter where he remained until the end of the administration.
Soon after, he was appointed by President Barack H. Obama to create, plan, and execute detailed messaging trips on behalf of The President, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and HUD Secretaries Shaun Donovan and Julián Castro. Since his start in politics, he has traveled and worked in two presidential administrations, with seven presidential families, over 25 foreign leaders, CEOs, members of Congress, senators, governors, political candidates, celebrities, and more.
He has received his BA from Howard University and has had the honor of being awarded the “Key to the City” by the Mayor of his hometown, San Bernardino, CA, for his personal successes and dedication to community service.
During his free time, Jason enjoys volunteering with children, motivational speaking, and performing stand-up comedy. He lives in Ward 7’s Deanwood neighborhood with his lovely wife Theresa, newborn son Jackson, and dog Sadie.