Hi! I’m JCC Chicago’s newest hire, Jessie Morris. I couldn’t be more excited about joining the team of awesome teen engagement professionals here in Chicago! My role is working primarily with Jewish Student Connection (JSC), an afterschool club in 15 different schools across the Chicagoland area, where teens can meet up to explore Jewish values and build a community together. JSC Clubs are great place to meet people outside of your usual social circle and make new friends you might not have had a chance to meet otherwise.
A little about me: I’m from Nebraska (Go Huskers!), I studied Political Science at Bradley University, and moved up to Chicago after graduation. I compete in the Chicago Triathlon every year, play competitive bocce ball, and love Thai food. I also love spending time with my family, especially my two-year-old nephew.
I am so thrilled to have the opportunity work with teens across the Chicagoland area. I was very active in BBYO in high school and had some really awesome advisors. They were people I looked up to and encouraged me to try new experiences and break out of my shell. Now, through JSC I get to be the one encouraging teens to try something new.
So, itf you are interested in JSC, have any ideas for cool teen programs, or just want to talk about the latest episode of Riverdale, please don’t hesitate to reach out!