Jess Ervin-Adkins
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Jess Ervin-Adkins | Executive Assistant

Jess Ervin-Adkins is the Executive Assistant to the COO and plays an integral role in Gary Community Venture’s day-to-day operations. She has expertise in Human Resources, People Operations, Community Outreach and Project Management. With seven years of Human Resources Management and over a decade of non-profit administrative management, Jess is skilled at bridging the gap between people, resources, and results, making her a key connector of people. As a multitalented person, her experience ranges from DEI training and 360 feedback to social media management.

At Gary, she has led an Out-of-School Enrichment Study to support Youth Success, outreached and organized parents throughout the Denver-Metro area to uplift parent input on the UPK implementation, networked and brought together BIPOC mothers to discuss the needs and support for increasing healthy birth rates and maternal success, and supported Gary’s social media platforms.

Jess believes in the importance of connecting businesses with communities. She values the power of partnerships, mentoring and coaching as well as the impact of employee engagement.

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I would like to see business people try to solve social problems with the same imagination and energy they use to finance a factory or make a deal. Don’t call it philanthropy; call it corporate social investment. Make it integral to business.