Jess is an Indianapolis native and recent graduate of IUPUI with a Bachelor’s of Social Work. During her term with Public Allies she is serving at Christel House DORS as the Resource Coordination, AmeriCorps Public Ally. Christel House DORS is a tuition free high school for adults 18 and older. Her service there includes strengthening existing partnerships as well as creating new ones between Christel House DORS’ students and community resources. She works with students and staff to make sure these resources are available and accessible. She is also involved with different community outreach efforts. The goal of these efforts is to spread awareness of the DORS program and make it an available resource to the community of Indianapolis.
So far one of the most rewarding parts of Jess' term was connecting students with the United Way's United Christmas Service. She enjoyed getting to work with students through this process as well as the end result of giving the exciting news that they would indeed be qualifying for the program.