Jenny Macias earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Colorado State University and is also a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer. She began working at Hope House as the mentoring program manager in 2012 and transitioned to program director in 2014. Before joining the Hope House staff, Jenny managed a mentor program for a foster care agency in Grand Junction that provided mentors for over 150 foster children each year. She was responsible for recruiting, training and managing a staff of 40+ paid mentors as well as teaching a Bridges Out of Poverty class to the teenagers in the program. The Bridges Out of Poverty class focused on providing teens with the skills they need in order to be successful when they are living on their own outside of the foster care system. Jenny loves building relationships with teen moms and providing them with the support they need to achieve success for themselves and their children.