AmeriCorps, Volunteers, and Community Partnerships Coordinator
John grew up on the east coast but graduated from high school and college in the North of the San Francisco Bay Area. Over one spring break, he and a group of other students spent their time volunteering with different community organizations around Portland, Oregon, instead of taking a traditional spring break. After this experience, John knew he wanted to give back to the community and work with non-profits. After graduating with a double major in Political Science and Geography, John moved to Austin, Texas, to complete a year of service with AmeriCorps. As a case manager for people experiencing homelessness in Downtown Austin, he helped folks access resources, offered community service referrals, and broke down barriers to allow clients to reach their goal of getting housing. From there, John moved to New Jersey and worked as a case manager in the pretrial supervised release program in New York. Now he works with Henry J Austin Health Center to oversee the volunteer program, AmeriCorps VISTAs, and community partnerships. John said he likes his work with HJAHC because he values making an impact in the community and seeing the difference in the lives of the people in Trenton every day.