Jenny Macias has over 15 years of experience working with teen moms. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Colorado State University and is also a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer. She began working at Hope House as the mentoring program manager in 2012 and transitioned to the director of programs in 2014. Before joining the Hope House staff, Jenny managed a mentor program for a foster care agency in Grand Junction that provided mentors for over 150 foster children each year. She was responsible for recruiting, training and managing a staff of 40+ paid mentors as well as teaching a Bridges Out of Poverty class to the teenagers in the program. The Bridges Out of Poverty class focused on providing teens with the skills they need to be successful when they are living on their own outside of the foster care system. Now Jenny has taken on the role of the director of partnerships where she gets to launch Hope House locations all over the country and provide coaching and support to all Hope House affiliates. In this role Jenny also seeks out business and nonprofit partnerships that will help remove barriers to self-sufficiency for teen moms. Jenny loves building relationships with teen moms and sharing the Hope House mission and vision with new affiliates and partners.