FOUNDER | Linsey Jorgenson
Linsey got her start in International aid working for an orphanage in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. As Program Director, she focused on creating and implementing programs within the orphanage. In addition, she developed multiple projects within the “street” community. It wasn’t long before she realized how much time and effort were required to impact these street children that she fell in love with.
Linsey founded Streethearts in October, 2012. The model she created focuses on 6 areas necessary for children to cultivate and maintain a healthy heart – faith, nutrition, sports & recreation, safe habitat, community involvement, and education/job placement.
“Before you can help these kids make a difference in their lives, you have to provide an environment that allows them to start loving themselves and each other. Self-worth is the first step, but it takes time and patience. They need to learn and understand that they are worthy of a healthy life.”
Prior to her work in Cap-Haitien, Haiti she served as the Vice President of Marketing for Back on my Feet, a nonprofit combating homelessness through running.
In 2009, she worked for MOI, Inc. a commercial real estate company in Washington, DC. As Manager of Marketing & Business Development, she was responsible for generating new business relationships, launching re-branding efforts, and executing large-scale corporate events.
Linsey is a graduate of East Carolina University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication.