Education: B.A. Political Science and Geography, Macalester College; M.P.A. NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
An abiding passion for social justice and a deep respect for human rights have animated Jessica Mowles’ professional path. As a Consultant at TCC Group, her decade of experience in the social sector reflects roles in both the philanthropy and nonprofit arenas, where she has focused on grantmaking strategy and evaluation, program management, and operations analysis. At TCC, Jessica develops grantmaking and operational strategies for foundations to articulate and maximize their impact and define and fulfill their organizational goals. She has worked with clients including the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Sunflower Foundation.
Prior to joining TCC Group, Jessica served as Program Officer at the Educational Foundation of America. In that role, she directed the Foundation’s next generation grantmaking portfolio and oversaw governance and grantmaking evolutions intended to maximize engagement and impact. Jessica’s background also includes consulting for a range of nonprofits including the International Human Rights Funders Group, where she advised on improving internal systems efficacy, and the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families, where she assisted in the creation of a suite of monitoring and evaluation tools to streamline and leverage programs.
Jessica began her career organizing a social justice summer camp for teenagers with the National Conference on Community and Justice. She then managed programs with iMentor in under-resourced New York City public high schools during a period of major programmatic growth.
Jessica earned a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from Macalester College, graduating magna cum laude, and an M.P.A. from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. Jessica is currently a senior fellow of Humanity in Action, serves on the New York Steering Committee of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and serves on the U.S. National Committee of the United World Colleges, her high school alma mater.
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