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Wendy Young

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Suicide Prevention and community engagement.

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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline Community Engagement Specialist and Development Director 2018-present
Jannus Fund Development Specialist 2018-present
Masters in Community Development from Iowa State University 2013.

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Development Director
I graduated from the Great Plains Idea Program through Iowa State University in 2013. During the time of the program I lived in bush Alaska and did my research and thesis on Climate Change and Native Leadership. After leaving Alaska I ended up in rural Idaho and work unofficially in community development helping the community create a new library, arts center, and historic center. I was also involved in the community conversations about sewer development, water quality issues, water and ditch rights, and recreational path and hiking development. I now work in Boise Idaho at two locations the first is the "umbrella" organization Jannus which serves as the 501(c)3 for 17 different nonprofits. I work with all of the programs to help develop sustainable funding. These programs include: early childhood development, economic supports and loans, refugee resettlement, mentoring programs, and policy.

I am also the Development Director of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline as well as a phone responder on the lines. The Hotline is one of the programs that works under the umbrella of Jannus. As the Development Director I am responsible to raising the funds needed to run the Hotline. I am interested in expanding my community development knowledge and networking with like minded people.
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