Director of Development & Community Relations – Youth N.O.W.
2017 – Present
Jenna Rodriguez is the current Director of Development & Community Relations for Youth N.O.W. A nonprofit after school center, serving middle school and high school aged youth in Santa Cruz County. Jenna has spent the last four years dedicated to building and fostering relationships with all stakeholders, managing all marketing and social media projects, as well as grant writing for the betterment of the organization.
Jenna has a great passion for volunteerism and enjoys giving a helping hand at as many community and partner event as she can. She is also enjoys her time planning such events as a Steering Committee member for United Way's Emerging Leaders Circle of Santa Cruz County; a group dedicated to connecting, serving, and leading events in the county to raise awareness and give other emerging and young professionals a place to get involved and give back, all while networking and building relationships.
Someone who has been an athlete all her life, Jenna's competitive spirit and natural ability to lead is a trait that does not go unnoticed. Her passion for equity and love for her community is deeply rooted in her work. Jenna is a huge advocate for youth development, and believes all young people should have access to caring adult mentors; as her many successes in life have come from those who have pushed and believed in her, including her SHERO...her mom.