1. What is the purpose of the Youth Outreach Program? The purpose of YOP is to help young people who are disconnected and struggling with obstacles that are keeping them from achieving their personal goals to become self-sufficient. 2. What’s up at the YOP Shop? The YOP SHOP is a resource hub located at 893 East 11th Avenue. […]
About Victoria Alesi
Victoria Alesi is the Development Associate at Huckleberry House. As development associate, Victoria manages the volunteer program, in-kind donations and uses her expertise with messaging and social media to tell the Huck House story.
A Columbus Foundation Summer Fellow and a YWCA Leadership for Social Change Fellow, Victoria looks forward to being an advocate for an inclusive and active central Ohio community. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA in dance and a BA in world economics and business. Victoria loves to travel with friends and family in her free time, especially to Barcelona, Spain, because she speaks fluent Spanish.
Entries by Victoria Alesi
On April 20, I participated in the first annual “Sleep Out Columbus” in which 70 people slept outside to raise money for and awareness about youth homelessness in central Ohio. All of these people were doing this for one night. I cannot imagine doing this every night. I especially cannot imagine being a child or […]
Most people think that my job at Huck House, as development director, is about asking. Asking for money, asking for things, asking for support, asking for volunteers. I look at my role differently. I see it as inviting. I invite people to participate in the great work of Huck House. I invite them to be […]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is a somber month recognizing violence that plagues more than 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in our society. At Huck House, we also spend October honoring survivors of Domestic Violence living in our Transitional Living Program. In this month’s blog, I thought it would […]
The Graham School (TGS) is a public high school with a charter granted by the State of Ohio. Located in Northern Columbus but open to all students in Ohio, the school’s focus is experiential education in a small-school setting where all students are known by all staff. TGS serves approximately 250 students annually. The school […]
A message from executive director – Becky Westerfelt In Central Ohio, we are fortunate to have the leadership of The Columbus Foundation when it comes to research and resources to address the critical needs of our community. Over the past several months, I have worked with representatives of the Columbus Foundation and other youth serving organizations […]