The Russell Family Foundation has announced its Class 10 of Jane’s Fellowship Program. Jane’s Fellowship Program is a year-long program that brings together leaders in Pierce County that work on community changes. JFP deepens leadership skills, expands perspectives, and encourages equitable collaborations for grassroots and community leaders. The most recent class, Class 10, has announced the 15 Pierce County community leaders who look to strengthen their skills.
Among these 15 fellows is Windermere Abode’s own Melo Hogan. Congratulations Melo!!
Jane’s Fellowship Program Class 10 includes these 15 incredible individuals:
- Achiya Clemons (she/her) - A community builder that serves the teen population in Eastside of Tacoma. She’s been working with the teen population for over 12 years in both the South and Eastside communities of Tacoma
- Christina Qiao (they/them) - A MSW graduate student at the University of Washington-Tacoma that has been serving people experiencing homelessness since 2019. They is an advocate of equity, autonomy, and human dignity and rights.
- Cyril Walrond (he/him) - An anti-racist community organizer and advocate for racial and social justice. He was formerly incarcerated and system-impacted and utilizes that experience to confront the harms caused by the criminal legal system.
- Davida Sharpe-Haygood (she/her) - A community organizer and founder of The Two-Way Racial Healing Project. She is an associate professor of education for Pierce College and a supporter of future educators.
- Jake Nau (he/him) - A residential counselor and communications specialist at Comprehensive Life Resources. He is a husband, father, and writer who has worked in social services for 15+ years with most of that time working with people experiencing homelessness.
- Jaquette Easterlin (she/her) - A Hilltop native who has worked in nonprofits for seven years at Hilltop Heritage Middle school as a learning center coordinator. She is a school counselor at Sequoyah Middle school and takes pride in being a servant leader in her community.
- Kelsey Longrie (she/her) - The associate director of education programs at Peace Community Center. She has been serving in the nonprofit sector of Tacoma for over six years.
- Luis Garcia (he/him) - The founder of the Tacoma Migrants Justice and creator of the Commission of Refugees and Migrants of the City of Tacoma. He is a Triqui and Zapotec Indigenous and proud of his Mexican origin.
- Maira Mariscal (she/her) - An attending student at UW’s School of Social Work. She is a dedicated advocate for survivors of domestic violence and individuals facing housing insecurity.
- Mary Curry (she/her) - A board member of the Governor’s Child Care Taskforce, SEIU 925 Chapter President, Equal Opportunity Institute, Early Childhood Education Program Director, and Community Organizer/Advocate for Tacoma.
- Melo Hogan - A realtor here at Windermere Abode. She serves on the board of directors with Tacoma Women of Color Collective and Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council of Tacoma, as well as the leader of the Tacoma Boss Ladies.
- Spirit Ta’an’pe’tu Miska (they/she) - A Huŋkpapa Lakota and Sāmoan scholar. They work at Alchemy Skateboarding and is a member of the Standing rock Sioux Tribe.
- Toby S. Joseph - An assistant director at Tahoma Indian Center. He has worked for multiple nonprofits and programs, including GREAT Camp and Consultants for Indian Progress.
- Travis Pope (he/him) - A property/operations manager at 1105 MLK. He is a board member and operations manager at Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center.
- Vanlin Aguilar (she/her) - A youth development professional at the Forum for Youth Investment’s Weikart Center. She has served in various roles at the Boys & Girls Club of Puget Sound and has extensive experience in Out of School Time.
These leaders will work together to strengthen their leadership skills. Click here to learn more about Jane’s Fellowship Program and the 15 incredible individuals of Class 10.