Jeannine Erickson

Youth Program Organizer

Jeannine is our latest addition to Hope’s team but has been an active youth worker in the Southside community for the last 4 years. She was Washington born but Minnesota raised and although she currently lives in the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, you can find her at the gym over North, kicking it with her girls in Northeast, boxing in Edina, and always rooted in Southside through work, community, and play. Since joining Hope, Jeannine has brought her expertise, contagious energy, and her special touch to the Pathways Program with the support of the YLL Team. Jeannine is a proud auntie, of both her 7-year-old niece, Capri, and her fur-nieces Ximena and Gata. In her free time, she loves a good meal, traveling, kicking it with her friends and family, fashion, journaling, and writing poetry. What brought Jeannine to Hope and more specifically youth work is her lived experience as a transracial adoptee growing up in majority-white institutions. Jeannine strives in her work and engagement of young people to be the trusted adult she wishes she had had during her own journey into young adulthood. Hope’s commitment, intentionality, and reputation assured her that this was a place for her career and personal passions to further develop and flourish.