Program Director - Philadelphia
Jay grew up just outside of Boston, in Malden, MA. He graduated from Emerson College in 2008 with a BS in Marketing and Communication and minor in Hearing and Deafness Studies/American Sign Language. While a student at Emerson, Jay was involved in several student service organizations including Alternative Spring Break and was the Chair
of New Student Orientation. After graduation Jay served as an Admission Counselor before joining AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in 2009 as a Corps Member at the Atlantic Region campus in Perry Point, MD. During his Corps Member year Jay was voted by his peers and staff the Leadership, Commitment, and Humanitarian awards. Jay served a second year as a Team Leader in NCCC where he helped pilot a “Summer of Service” program with at-risk youth from Baltimore. After NCCC, Jay worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay as a Youth / Volunteer Enrollment & Match Coordinator. He also has been a mentor to his 17 year-old Little Brother Nathan in Boston for 10 years. He believes strongly in the impact of mentoring and is beyond excited to be working with DREAM.