Jesse McGleughlin

Training Coordinator, Community Connections for Youth
Cambridge, Massachusetts

HIA Program:

Germany Germany 2014


Jesse McGleughlin is a Training Coordinator at Community Connections for Youth in the Bronx, working on national campaigns to build partnerships between grassroots faith leaders, community organizers, and system stakeholders to develop community-based alternatives to youth incarceration. Most recently, she has returned from a Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa where she developed an oral history course for high school students on the legacies of apartheid in the Kayamandi Township and developed literacy interventions. She also worked at Sonke Gender Justice to decriminalize sex work in South Africa and raise public awareness of the human rights violations suffered by sex workers. Jesse graduated from Brown University's Africana Studies program magna cum laude where her thesis examined Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer’s activism in the early 1960’s US south. Jesse has advocated for adequate housing and social services as an Arthur Liman Fellow at the Urban Justice Center's Safety Net Project. While at Brown, she coordinated education programs for recently resettled youth and their families, ran a summer teen employment and youth organizing program, and developed an interagency working group to provide refugee youth with tailored support services. Jesse is interested in histories of race and racialization, migration, nonfiction writing, youth power, and modes of performance and protest.