Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is the Development Director for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Jessica holds a longstanding dedication to positively impacting the lives of children, both domestically and abroad. She joined the Young Center with nearly nine years of experience in the field of nonprofit development and fundraising, most recently serving as the Director of Grants for Heshima Kenya, an NGO that protects and empowers unaccompanied refugee girls and young women living in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to Heshima, she held positions with the Ounce of Prevention Fund and the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation. She also served on the board of the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women (CNOW), and was the CNOW Health Team Leader where she coordinated yearly activities for volunteer staff in order to impact and improve health of women and girls in Chicago. Jessica holds a certificate for completing Northwestern University’s Center for Forced Migration Studies Summer Institute: Settling Resettlement. Her current memberships include the Emerging Practioners in Philanthropy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs Young Professionals Network and the Chicago Women in Philanthropy. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton, and a dual Masters Degree from the University of Chicago’s Harris School for Public Policy and the School of Social Administration.