Jess Brooks contributes a broad range of experiences in private, public and nonprofit arenas, based in both communications and in financial services. She works closely with our external constituents, maintaining relationships with our investors and donors, raising new funds to support our work, and organizing events that showcase our borrowers and portfolio companies and their work.
Jess came to Boston Community Capital from The New York Times where she was in charge of online community development and affiliate management. Her prior experience includes positions as a securities trader on Wall Street, and at Safe Horizon, a nonprofit organization providing services to battered women and other crime victims. Jess is former chair of the Boards of Directors for The Food Project, a local nonprofit that serves as a national model for engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture with locations in Dorchester, Lincoln and on the North Shore; the Boston chapter of Social Venture Partners; and Cascap, a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing and support services for people with special needs.
She serves on the Brown University President's Committee on Relations with Tougaloo College and is a 2007 alumna of the Boston Center for Community and Justice's LeadBoston program. Jess is a graduate of Brown University.