What we do
The Office of Youth Engagement (OYE) knows that young people have important ideas about how to make the City a better place to live.
As part of our work, we support the efforts of the Philadelphia Youth Commission and the Millennial Advisory Committee. By participating in these groups, young people can:
- Develop leadership skills.
- Bridge gaps between generations.
- Suggest ways for City government to better serve its residents.
OYE is part of the larger Office of Public Engagement.
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Apr27EventCare as First Response Community Healing Circle5:30 pm to 7:30 pmEvent
Care as First Response Community Healing CircleApril 27, 20215:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
We want every resident in Philadelphia who feels fearful, outraged, frustrated, retraumatized by the Chauvin trial to know: you are not alone, and we do not want you to deal with this by yourself.
We are creating safe spaces for people to talk, vent, and process their emotions in communion with other residents. The City will be hosting virtual Community Healing Circles on Zoom.
These Community Healing Circles are intended to help residents share their feelings and find community and support from neighbors.
And please remember that if you are in crisis, we strongly urge you to call the Philadelphia Crisis Line at 215-685-6440. This hotline operates 24/7 and has behavioral health specialists ready to respond to those in need of immediate help.
Sign up for an upcoming Healing Circle here: bit.ly/healingcirclesPHL
Jeanette most recently served as the Volunteer Engagement Manager in the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement & Volunteer Service (SERVE Philadelphia), where she led the creation and launch of the City’s annual Summer of Service Initiative that connects Philadelphia youth with curated volunteer and service opportunities. Jeanette was also instrumental in supporting the work of the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps, the Civic Engagement Academies, and most recently led the planning and production of the Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition awards.
Jeanette completed her bachelor’s in communications from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the recipient of the New Era Tip of the Cap Award from the Philadelphia 76ers for her outstanding service to the community, and a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc.
Jeanette calls herself “a millennial on a mission” and brings an unrivaled level of passion and enthusiasm to her work with youth and young adults. Her knowledge of City government and relationships with various youth-serving city departments and organizations in the city will be an asset to the office and the commissions she’ll direct.