Executive Director & Founder Jessica has been helping the community since she was a young child.
She has held numerous leadership positions both locally and nationally. Jessica was the Allentown Human Relations President. She has severed on and establish several non-profits in the community that service community needs.
She serves on the Government Affairs Board both locally and nationally. She created laws and policy for the citizens. She is an influencer. Jessica's non-profit career officially started 2012 when she saw a need in her local community. She took her knowledge and skills and help strengthen others before establishing her own.
That career move led her to the Ortiz Ark Foundation, where she and her family could continue to do their family's life work on a larger scale. Jessica is an enthusiast and very passionate. She loves being a mother, wife, cooking, drawing & writing. She is also a published author since the age of 15. Ortiz holds many titles and is an and executive chef, certified in public relations, and certified. Her most recent accomplishment was receiving her doctorate.
She is a true Allentonian and loves her city.
Co-Founder Oscar has dedicated himself to rebuilding.
Oscar's passion is what makes him such an amazing leader. Oscar has taken all of his life's hurdles, struggles, and adversities and used them as teaching skills to grow others. Oscar has been mentoring men for many years and now provides them with life skills and sharpens the talents that are within themselves.
Oscar works with young men and women of the community, offering guidance and mentorship while highlighting their talents and skills.
Oscar is born in Brooklyn NY but moved to Allentown and has developed and love for the city and its people. Oscar has developed programs to strengthen individuals and families. Oscar recently graduated from the Penn State Rising Scholar Program 2022 and will be pursuing his degree in Education & Policy Change. While persuing his educatio he has become certified in mobile crises, CNA, HIPPA and is a certifed credible messenger.
QB has taken all his life adversities and struggles to become the most dedicated youth leaders. He is one of the most passionate leaders the community has leading youth groups, volunteer activities, and community activities. A friendly people person with strong leadership abilities and the ability to build rapport quickly with diverse youth and young adults. Adept at helping youth relate to life's truths to real-world situations.
Director of Special Projects
Daniel is the Lehigh County coroner and loves his community. He serves people on many levels and is passionate about change.
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