National Domestic Workers Alliance (We Dream in Black).
Jennifer started her work in movement building more than 17 years ago as a community organizer on Chicago’s Westside, organizing Black and Puerto Rican mothers and grandmothers. For seven years, she organized around a variety of intersectional issues such as education, housing, incarceration, and economic justice campaigns, and together with local leadership, won a new public library for the residents of West Garfield Park. In 2009, she dedicated herself full-time to fund development at Interfaith Worker Justice also as a board member of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) and an independent fundraising consultant. She then oversaw the fundraising of 10 grassroots affiliates at the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United as the Development Director, including helping to found two new chapters. Jennifer now serves as the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Communications Director. She leads the organization in developing comprehensive communication and culture change strategies that both builds domestic worker leadership that positions them as a leading voice in the intersection of immigration, labor, gender, and racial justice issues. She serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Center of Story-Based Strategy.