ECONOMIC ACTIVITY WORKING GROUP

Mission Statement

We believe that a thriving Economy is one where people have the opportunity and resources to move up the economic ladder. 

Facilitators

Marguerite Womack, Senior Director of Community Development, YPI
Marguerite Avé-Womack is Senior Director of Community Development. She oversees the new TechHire program, a signature initiative of the White House to launch innovative training and placement models for developing tech talent. Prior to joining YPI, Marguerite served as the Director of Workforce Development at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and Director of Economic and Workforce Development at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from California State University, Fullerton.


Jessica Wackenhut, Assistant Program Officer, LISC
Jessica Wackenhut is a passionate and motivated planning professional with a Master of Planning degree from University of Southern California and a concentration in Social and Community Planning. Prior to joining LA LISC, Jessica was the Community Development Coordinator with Youth Policy Institute where she led activities associated with the HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant. Fluent in Spanish, Jessica is a former Peace Corps volunteer. She graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies.

To learn more about our Economic Activity Working, please email tessa.dimantova@lacity.org. 

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