SCP welcomes our first Director!

SCP is growing our team to continue to grow our partnerships and impact! We are excited  to welcome our first Director of Community Engagement—Jennifer Presley! Jennifer joins us with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in events, community engagement, strategic planning, and public-private partnerships. She is charged with continuing to grow and strengthen our community-driven events locally and nationally with an eye toward public-private partnerships to collaboratively sustain the work of powerful communities.

Jennifer Presley has experience in both the private and public sector. Most notably working in Community Affairs and Special Events with the Detroit Tigers, she desired to more directly work with, in, and for communities. Taking an array of strategic planning, community engagement, and data-driven decision-making skillsets, Jennifer joined Focus: HOPE’s team to serve as the organization’s first  leader of Event and Cause Marketing. In this role over the years, Jennifer created and launched several signature events and led other existing programming. With a keen eye on inclusive community engagement and collaboration, Jennifer re-introduced specific populations to Focus: HOPE, such as the Young Professionals Committee that is now integral to engagement and key efforts for the organization. She also established several public-private partnerships for the organization. Jennifer’s expertise in strategic, inclusive, and innovative events are necessary and critical in community work--providing the lens and capacity organizations need to live out their missions to the fullest extent.

Join us in welcoming Jennifer to the SCP team and learn more about her background, expertise, and passion for mission-driven work here!