Jessica Venegas is Principal for Strategic Partnerships at Community Solutions International. She leads the organizational efforts to effectively leverage partnerships with the public and private sector to support successful community outcomes in ending homelessness.
Community Solutions leads a national effort, Built for Zero, that is working with over 80 communities in the US to reach functional zero, creates affordable housing, and targets upstream issues to reach an end to homelessness that leaves no one behind.
Jessica holds a B.A. in Urban Community Development from Azusa Pacific University and completed a graduate fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence (CUREx). She is an Effective Leadership Fellow of Duke’s Center on Public Values and Leadership, and an Achieving Excellence Fellow of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She is based in Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, MA.
- LOVES: FIGHTING FOR EQUITY
- HATES: CYNICISM
- SUPER POWER: CROSSWORD PUZZLE CHAMP