Next month, Jessica Wisser will be departing YPT after five years of serving as our Development Director. Over the last few years, Jessica has played a significant role in our growth as an organization and has been an amazing, supportive team member at YPT. We wish her the best as she continues her journey in serving the DC community. Here, Jessica talks about what it’s meant to her to work at YPT, and why you should consider learning more about our current work opportunities. Thank you, Jessica!
To the YPT Community,
Over the last five years, I have had the opportunity to be a part of the amazing YPT team that works every day to share the brilliance of young people with the world. And what a five years it has been! We have celebrated thousands of young playwrights in our programs and shared their stories with thousands of community members through our productions. We have seen 40 community-based organizations participate in Abolishing Racism and Oppression in the Workplace (AROW) and take steps toward building a more just community across the Washington, DC region. And YPT itself has deepened, responded to rapidly shifting needs, and embraced an anti-oppressive commitment to young people, community, and each other.
Today, as I share the bittersweet news that I am leaving YPT at the end of April to take another step on my own career path, I am excited to invite you to consider joining this incredible team. As Development Director, it has been my honor to work alongside my fellow staff members to grow YPT’s networks and secure the funds we need to deliver our high-quality arts education programs and powerful productions of youth-written work. If you believe in the power of storytelling, enjoy connecting community members with the possibility and impact of our work, and would be interested in joining an organization that believes that delivering antiracist, anti-oppressive arts education and theater-making is necessary, not revolutionary, then take a look below.
It has been my pleasure to meet so many of you and share your favorite YPT stories. And I look forward to continuing that practice with you in May as a fellow audience member, event attendee, and supporter!