Jessica Anderson
Year
2019
Chapter

Jessica currently serves at The Management Center (TMC) as Vice President of Training Services. As a dual trainer and manager, Jessica has the privilege to train an emerging generation of social justice leaders on the work practices that will distinguish them amongst their peers, deepen their impact in their organizations, and propel them into the leadership opportunities that await. This training centers the work of progressive groups in the country who are deeply entrenched in bringing about social change. Jessica’s work is to walk alongside individuals and organizations as they navigate their unique contexts and help equip them for the victories to come.

Before TMC, Jessica worked as a youth developer and reproductive justice advocate. In partnership with 24 DC Public and Public Charter schools, Jessica trained, employed, and developed hundreds of DC teens as educators and advocates and fought to establish their seat at the decision-making table. Over the past 11 years, Jessica has worked passionately in the Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Atlanta, and DC non-profit communities to build power in organizations, schools, and households where concentrated poverty restricts access and stifles potential. She’s made it her work to grapple with the complexities of reproductive justice, education inequity, homelessness, foster care, and racial justice with an eye for leading the rigorous and compassionate programming that marginalized communities deserve.

Jessica is a proud University of Florida Gator, Georgia State University Panther, and lifelong member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her spare time, she serves faithfully as a Youth Ministry leader, small-group curriculum developer, and Young Adult Ministry volunteer. On Saturdays, Jessica can be found thrifting and exploring new food in the DC Metro area. She is the daughter of two Panamanian parents who instilled in her the value of a life of service, relentless pursuit of justice, and gratitude.