Host organization: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and Writerz Blok
Jessie Zelayandia will create Together We Rise, a program to link youth and families who are experiencing homelessness to community resources.
Zelayandia is an artist born in Los Angeles, California. She became homeless with her mother at the age of 12 and realized her passion for helping those in similar situations. She wishes to one day create a safe space for youth and help them develop life skills that will help them reach their goals.