Nia Jones is the New Programs and Volunteer Manager for Hope Xchange, overseeing our program development efforts for 2017 and well as our marketing-communications intern team, outreach efforts and collaborates with our fundraising team. She is a recent graduate from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is pursuing an M.A. in Counseling Psychology in the fall at Towson.
She previously worked with the Refugee Youth Project, a nonprofit that supports resettled refugees through a host of mentoring and after-school programs in the Baltimore metropolitan area and worked closely with the International Rescue Committee.
Nia studied psychology and culture abroad in Italy and co-authored an article published in Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. During her studies at Towson University, she supported research studies focused on assessing student’s exposure to multicultural experiences and relationships with cross-cultural adaptability. She also has been actively engaged in the dance community for more than 16 years as a performer and instructor.
Nia volunteers because...
There is enough money and materialistic obsession in the world, but not enough equity. I have always loved volunteering. Just the simple act of being present, doing things for nothing in return but for the greater good. As I am approaching graduate school next fall (Masters in Counseling Psychology), I wanted to get more experience with nonprofits, as they have always been close to my heart. I have really been blessed to work with such an amazing team and be able to help with efforts toward suicide prevention, fostering the community, and spreading awareness.
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