Jenné Myers is the Senior Director of Mission Partnerships with the YMCA of Metro Chicago. In her role she will convene program operators, philanthropic partners and communities to help change the odds for critically underserved and at-risk children and their families in the Y of Metro Chicago’s service area.
Myers was appointed in 2010 by then mayor, Richard M. Daley to lead Chicago’s participation in Cities of Service, a national civic initiative. As the first-ever Chief Service Officer for Chicago, she developed and implemented a citywide plan for increasing volunteerism and utilizing volunteers to address some of the city’s greatest needs. The service plan and campaign she developed, is One Good Deed Chicago. Her term as Chief Service Officer straddled the unprecedented Mayoral transition and she had the honor to work under both the Daley and Rahm Emanuel administrations.
Prior to her work with Cities of Service, Jenné served for four years as the Executive Director of Working in the Schools (WITS), a Chicago nonprofit that engages over 1,200 volunteers to promote the love of reading through one-on-one tutoring and mentoring for more than 2,000 Chicago Public Schools elementary students every year. Before her work at WITS, Jenné was Assistant to the Chair of the Chicago Cultural Center Foundation and served as a member of the advance staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley.
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