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Youth Programs team

Evan Davies, @evancdavies, edavies@habitat.org
Youth volunteer engagement specialist
I recently moved back to the states from a year in Rwanda where I taught economics, business and a current events writing class to secondary school children and members of parliament. I’m a graduate of Appalachian State University where I studied international politics and economics. I’ve also spent some time in Washington, D.C. working on advocacy projects. I’m excited to join the Habitat family and work with Youth Programs.

Caitlin Lamb, @caitlinlamb3, clamb@habitat.org
Youth volunteer engagement specialist
I came to Habitat to work with the Learn and Build Experience program, cultivating a love of service-learning. I am a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in sustainable development. During college I was active in community service, leading alternative break trips and organizing volunteer events. For the past three summers I have worked with inner-city youth at a wilderness camp in the mountains of Georgia. I am excited to work with youth programs and serve as a catalyst for involvement.

Abbey Jenkins, @abbeysuejenkins, abjenkins@habitat.org
Collegiate Challenge associate
I came to Habitat for Humanity with the goal of promoting the passion I have for direct service. I’m a recent graduate from Hastings College, in South Central Nebraska, with bachelor’s degrees in political science and peace, justice and social change. During college I was an active member and president of my campus chapter. I previously served with two nonprofits in Nashville, Tenn. – Scarritt-Bennett Center and Room in the Inn. I am excited to begin a fulfilling career with Habitat for Humanity, working to send youth on alternative break trips.

Rebecca McWhorter, @rebeccamcwhort, rmcwhorter@habitat.org
Youth volunteer engagement manager
I came to Habitat for Humanity following several years of working in the resident camp industry. I am excited about the opportunity to work with Habitat’s Youth Programs, coordinating the Youth United program and the summer Learn and Build Experience.

Jennifer Skudlarek, @jennskudlarek, jskudlarek@habitat.org
U.S. volunteer programs manager
After Hurricane Katrina, I spent some time in the Gulf Coast helping to rebuild. My eyes were opened to how huge the need for decent housing really is. Since then, I continued to stay involved in Habitat’s mission to eliminate poverty housing. I started at Habitat for Humanity International working with campus chapters. I currently enjoy working directly with the Collegiate Challenge program.

Barbara Smith, @barbara_smith94, bsmith@habitat.org
Campus chapter associate
September 2009 was the start of a life-changing journey, when I arrived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to help build Youth and Faith Relations through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. I have developed such a passion for the ministry of Habitat for Humanity to spread God’s love by eliminating poverty housing, and being a part of the Habitat’s Youth Programs campus chapter team is a wonderful way to empower youth to build their communities.

Calli Speakman, @callispeakman, cspeakman@habitat.org
Campus chapter associate
My journey with Habitat began in high school when I went with my youth group to build for a week with an affiliate in New Hampshire. It was such an amazing experience that I went on five more trips. I then went on to go to college at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I graduated with a degree in film studies. After college, I felt a calling to serve others and signed up to serve as an AmeriCorps National Direct member at Pensacola Habitat for Humanity in Florida, and then a second year as a VISTA with the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative department at Habitat International in Atlanta. I am excited to continue my journey with Habitat by working with youth and campus chapters.