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Jordyn Roark

Director of Youth Leadership and Scholarships

Jordyn Roark holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and hails from Eastern North Carolina. Jordyn has dedicated her personal and professional life to serving youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, ensuring that they can get to and through higher education. During graduate school, Jordyn co-founded Aspire, a mentoring and financial assistance program for students experiencing homelessness at UNC Pembroke. Using her own story of youth and young adult homelessness, Jordyn has traveled the country providing keynotes and training to young people, organizations, and professionals on the barriers that students experiencing homelessness face and tips for increasing their access to higher education.

Previously, Jordyn served as the Residential Coordinator for a large family homeless shelter in Falls Church, Virginia. She has also served as the Housing Navigator for Back@Home, North Carolina’s re-housing initiative following Hurricane Florence, as the Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator for United Way of Robeson County, the Weekend Shelter Advocate for Southeastern Family Violence Center, and the Coordinated Entry Lead for the Region 8 Balance of State-Continuum of Care in North Carolina. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. Jordyn believes in the powerful work that SchoolHouse Connection is doing and is honored to serve as Director of Youth Leadership and Scholarships.