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Jacqueline Hanoman


Ross Community Center

Jacqueline Hanoman is the Executive Director of Ross Community Center in Muncie, Indiana.

She joined the Ross Community Center in December 2015 to lead the transformation of the

organization into a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization after being in academia, working at

NGOs and research centers in Venezuela and South Africa. She is passionate about working with

people, walking hand in hand with them, and supporting them in carving their path in life through

developing their own potential. In her diverse roles, she has focused on addressing the challenges

of multidimensional poverty and systemic inequities through developing multi-level poverty

programs and projects with NGOs, universities, multilateral and international organizations,

foundations, governments, and nonprofit organizations. She is the author of the 2018 book

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity.

Jacqueline is a sociologist, educator and qualitative researcher with a Ph.D. from Purdue

University, Masters in History of the Americas from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello and

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in the Management of Development Projects from

the Universidad Metropolitana in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank,

Caracas, Venezuela.

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