Jacqueline Velez

Holyoke Organizer
(413) 213-6603

Jacqueline has worked in Holyoke, MA for Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) since July 2016. She rallies community members for actions and events including presentations, forums, conferences, etc. She contacts members, press, and legislators in Boston or their district offices, conducts monthly meetings, participates in interviews and serves as a spokesperson for the organization, to achieve goals of various campaigns. Before becoming the Holyoke Organizer for N2N she served as the project assistant at the Correctional Association of New York for the Women in Prison Project for the first five years there and as the Social Media and Communications Associate for a year and a half for the second part of her tenure. She also worked as the Production Assistant for WBAI’s, “On The Count, The Prison and Criminal Justice Report with the late Eddie Ellis,” and the Outreach Specialist for Women On the Rise Telling Herstory (WORTH) for a year and a year and a half respectively. She is a graduate of both leadership and advocacy trainings at the Women’s Prison Association and the Correctional Association of New York. Currently she is pursuing certification as a birth and post-partum doula. Jacqueline currently lives in Holyoke, MA with her three children and spouse.