Meet Jaqueena, Village Community Liaison

We are excited to have Jaqueena Manahan as our new Community Liaison at the Patricia Handy Place for Women. She builds bridges between the Village and the community, from representing our programs at city events to meeting with community leaders.

What three words would you use to describe N Street Village? Supportive, dynamic, and strong.

Can you tell us a little more about your current role? As the Community Liaison, I work with individuals and groups including community neighbors, government/private/partner agencies, staff, and clients to create mutually-beneficial partnerships that honor and support the women we serve.

Favorite Village moment so far? While I was exhibiting at a community event, a group of women from Patricia Handy Place for Women walked in. We were so excited to see each other! The connection we shared because of that moment fills me with the sense of pride and beauty that lives in a community.

Favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla Bean! More specifically, Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean. As this is a safe place, I am comfortable reporting that I currently have three pints in my freezer.