Hillary provides overall strategic direction, coordinates community outreach for cohesive system development, and facilitates communication and alignment among partnering organizations in order to further develop and improve employment opportunities for St. Louis youth.
Prior to joining STL Youth Jobs, Hillary served as coordinator for the Policy Forum at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, an initiative responsible for advancing evidence-based public policy through an active program of education, discourse and research. In this position, she was responsible for the development and management of programming and events, building external partnerships, and collaborations and developing strategic engagement opportunities to foster the connection between academia and civic life. Hillary also previously held roles as the Public Policy Director for Parents as Teachers and Director of Communications and Advocacy for the Missouri Charter Public School Association. She began her career as an education and children’s policy advisor for Missouri Governor Matt Blunt.
Hillary received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She resides in St. Louis city with her husband and two sons.
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Sara develops strategic relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations to build STL Youth Jobs visibility, impact, and financial resources so more St. Louis youth can access economic opportunities.
Sara quickly developed a passion for charitable work after leading a corporate giving campaign and raising more than $115,000 for heart disease research and education. After having her first child and this opportunity to raise money for valuable causes, Sara was inspired to take a leap of faith and move into the nonprofit sector where her daily work could leave an impact on the lives of individuals for years to come. The decision was the right one because she quickly fell in love with nonprofits and has been raising money for important causes from vision care for low-income individuals to parent support and early education.
After working for national nonprofit organizations for six years, Sara was excited to join the STL Youth Jobs team to make a local impact. “STL Youth Jobs is my way of making positive change right here in St. Louis.”
Sara has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha. A native Nebraskan, she loves Husker football and snow. When Sara and her husband are not attending a soccer or baseball game for one of their two active and spirited children, she can be found running, swimming or riding her bike around town.
Lindsey is responsible for the implementation of STL Youth Jobs’ employer relations model, which includes fostering relationships with current and prospective employers, while also being responsive to regional labor market and educational trends. She ensures youth participants are connected to opportunities that support their success and growth.
Prior to joining STL Youth Jobs, Lindsey worked as a Project Manager for LUME Institute’s Workforce Development Program. In that role, she oversaw all aspects of LUME’s Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program, which placed unemployed and underemployed workers on a career pathway in early childhood education. Lindsey has also worked as an American Graduate Project Manager at the Nine Network of Public Media and on a variety of community and economic development projects as a social work practicum student. She developed a passion for community development while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nkurenkuru, Namibia.
Lindsey received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a master’s degree in social work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in the City of St. Louis with her husband, Scott, and their three sons.
Patrick is responsible for the design and implementation of the STL Youth Jobs’ employment service model including partnership development, program design, and evaluation of impact. He oversees the work of the Program Coordinator and the network of program staff.
Prior to joining STL Youth Jobs, Patrick worked for The Wyman Center as a Teen Outreach Program Facilitator during his concentration practicum experience at the Brown School. In this role, he provided evidence-based youth development workshops to seventh-grade students daily throughout the school year. Patrick began his career working with children, youth, and families by working in urban schools in both Cleveland and Detroit during his time as a City Year Corps Member and Team Leader.
Patrick received a bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in social work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Though a proud Michigander, he enjoys residing in the City of St. Louis with his wife.
Jerica is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the STL Youth Jobs program with partner MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries. Jerica trains and supports job coaches, manages payroll, monitors program activities toward desired outcomes and youth training and employment experience. She also provides management and direction to all project leads, lead job coaches, and job coaches throughout the programmatic cycle.
Prior to this position, Jerica served as the Lead Job Coach for the STL Youth Jobs Ferguson Forward Program. She instantly fell in love with the cause and served in this role for two years, serving as a mentor to young people. Jerica also previously held the role of Camp Director for the Monsanto Family YMCA; which will always be her home away from home.
Jerica received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in social work from Saint Louis University. She loves her St. Louis community. Her personal mission is to better our community one day at a time.
Camille is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of STL Youth Jobs’ communications and marketing activities used to increase awareness and public support. She also oversees the public relations and event activities.
Previously, Camille was a business consultant, primarily serving as a grant writer for agriculture clients seeking federal and state funding. She was also in marketing and sales for reusable grocery bags at a California manufacturer. Additionally, Camille was a practicum student at Incarnate Word Foundation and focused on grant programming and community relationship building in St. Louis. Camille developed a passion for human service agencies at a young age and has worked closely with resource centers for people experiencing homelessness and Boys & Girls Clubs. Camille was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa working on community development through female education support and maternal health.
Camille has a bachelor’s degree in English and nonprofit leadership from Seattle University and is a candidate for a Master’s in Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. A native to northern California, she has a true appreciation for St. Louis’ charm and hospitality.