Marseil Jackson is a community activist, leader and youth icon. Marseil founded his first business and started an organization for community welfare at a young age and is continuing to push himself and others towards more community services. Marseil is a leader with inherent leadership qualities that shaped him into the successful activist he is today.
His first venture, as an entrepreneur, was Off the Radar Discounts, which was an online retail store ran through eBay. Marseil’s business became one of the first power sellers and skyrocketed when he secured an investment of $10k before his 16th birthday.
At the age of 21, Marseil set out to raise his acts of community service to the next level. In 2009, he founded the Jackson Action Coalition. The mission of the Jackson Action Coalition is to bridge the gap and bring generations together by empowering our community, youth and seniors, through outreach services and events. Every summer, Marseil offers employment to to over 300 youth between the ages of 16 and 24 to promote job training and introduce positive ways of utilizing their leisure.
The nickname Marseil “Action” Jackson, was given to Marseil by Veteran Community Activist Rev. Ira Acree, for his huge contributions to the community, tremendous commitment towards community service, and most of all his ability to transform his ideas into action.
Marseil has received a fair amount of recognition for his great dedication towards community service and entrepreneurship. He received the 2014 ComEd Neighborhood Hero award, was recognized as the 2015 NAACP Freedom Fund Community Action Honoree. He is a 3-time Ampy Award Winner, and a 2017 Chicago Scholars 35 under 35 Young Leaders making an impact just to name a few of his accomplishments.
Marseil is a dedicated social activist, has made huge contributions to the community and desires to serve the community and the individuals that dwell within for as long as he c