Jeannette Cruz

Community Engagement Manager

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Jeannette Cruz started working at HYC in February 2020. She has worked in the area of journalism and communications for newspapers, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and multinational corporations. As our Community Engagement Manager, she is responsible for recruiting volunteers and host families, as well as service organizations and the ecumenical community to act as support networks for our host families. Additionally, she manages community presentations, participates in lunch and learns, third party events and community fundraising events. She works with the development team on aspects of community awareness, handling in-kind donations, communications and outreach for HYC. Jeannette has a deep commitment to community and transformation. She believes everyone deserves to experience a life that is limitless and she enjoys watching people grow into the finest version of themselves. Her favorite activities include cooking, reading, writing poetry, hiking and Latin dancing. 

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