Executive Team

Jennifer Clammer

Executive Director of the Roca Impact Institute

Jennifer Clammer

Jennifer Clammer recently rejoined the Roca team as the Executive Director of the Roca Impact Institute, Roca’s new intensive coaching initiative to reduce urban violence by working with communities to build behavior change interventions and institutional partnerships that positively impact the young people at the center of it.  Prior to working with Roca, Jennifer was the Chief Strategy Officer at the Phoenix Charter Academy Network, a network of alternative schools committed to re-engaging young adults toward a high school and college path. Prior to that she was the National Director of Technical Assistance at YouthBuild USA, a 250 + network of alternative education and workforce development programs.  With over 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership, Jennifer is passionate about building the capacity of people, organizations and communities to work with young people who are most often left out of existing programs and initiatives.  Jennifer received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Master’s degree in School/Professional Child Psychology from New York University.  She is happy to be back at Roca after 20 years and to help the Roca Impact Institute bring the belief, the strategies, and the evidence to communities that change is possible.