Part of this article was supplied by Casa Youth Shelter
Casa Youth Shelter, one of the area’s longest-serving nonprofits (since 1978), has announced the appointment of Jessica Hubbard as its new Chief Executive Officer.
“We know you will join us in welcoming her to our House. Since her first day on January 23rd, Jessica has been connecting with staff, leading board and committee meetings, and connecting with the CYS community,” the organization’s board said in a statement.
According to the Casa statement, Jessica brings a unique set of skills, perspectives, and relationships to lead Casa Youth Shelter into the future. “Building on our rich history and previous accomplishments, under her leadership we will hone our strategic direction, grow and develop our programs, strengthen our partnerships, and build new long-lasting relationships,” the statement continued.
In a statement n Linked In, Hubbard noted, “I am so proud to be the fifth woman to serve as the leader of Casa Youth Shelter, following behind women who have become personal mentors and role models to me, and our trailblazing founder, Myldred Jones.”
Before joining Casa, the group said Jessica was the Chief Program Officer at Girls Inc. of Orange County. In her time with Girls Inc., she helped establish and implement the programmatic vision for the agency and saw its annual provided services jump from 4,000 girls annually to over 7,000 annually and over 25 programs annually. She led the increase in corporate engagement and giving by growing and scaling the workforce readiness program by 500%. Jessica actively engaged with other agencies, service providers, colleagues and clients to help cultivate and steward strong professional relationships and partnerships.
Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law, from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, from Nova Southeastern University, and a Juris Doctor, from Western State University College of Law. She has served as a dedicated volunteer for many years with Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program and Camp Brave Heart. She and her husband and 2 children live in Orange County and share a passion for family and service.
Casa Youth Shelter is looking forward to beginning this new phase under Jessica’s leadership and continuing to provide a safe space for our most vulnerable youth ages 12-17 here in the southern California region.