Jessica advocates for volunteerism, outreach, and giving back to the community.
Throughout her career, she has championed Non Profit organizations and supported women striving to reach their career goals.
She also has given time to individual professionals requesting coaching and mentorship.
Capital Harmony Works
Board Member 2020 to Present
Trenton Children’s Chorus and Trenton Music Makers have merged to form Capital Harmony Works, which will serve as home to the two organizations, along with Trenton Music Makers’ program Music for the Very Young.
The merger of the chorus, which was founded in 1989, and the youth orchestra program, which began a decade later, comes nearly 10 years after it was first considered as a way to focus musical instruction and participation for Trenton youth under one umbrella.
Founded in 1998 as Trenton Community Music School, our mission has always been to provide music instruction, and to support the powerful impact that music has on urban children’s lives. Since 2015 we’ve been doing that in an all-ensemble model, through our award-winning preschool program and our El Sistema-inspired afterschool orchestra.
One of our guiding principles is to honor and strengthen the promising elements already present in children’s lives - the network of caring parents and teachers, and the desire to develop skills that make them an asset to their school communities. To this we add proven, well-researched curricula, access to musical instruments, instruction at no cost to children and families provided by professional teaching artists, and opportunities to travel outside of their local community.
New Jersey State Museum Foundation
Board Member 2020 to Present
Since 1968, the New Jersey State Museum Foundation has supported the collections, exhibitions and educational programs of the Museum through volunteerism, advocacy and fundraising.
The vision of the New Jersey State Museum Foundation is to maintain a strong and dynamic organization with the necessary resources and capacity to grow and adapt to the changing needs of the Foundation and the Museum.
Museum Link: https://nj.gov/state/museum/index.shtml
Grounds For Sculpture
Board Member 2020 to 2021
A 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Opened to the public in 1992, it has become one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey, welcoming and enchanting three million visitors since then. Founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, the nonprofit Grounds For Sculpture presents and conserves an exceptional collection of contemporary sculpture, and offers outstanding programming for all ages.
GFS seeks to be inclusive, reflective, and responsive to the dynamic world we live in and we are exploring future opportunities to be more explicit about our commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels, and to reach out to individuals, families, and groups.