Jasley De Jesus

A 2022-2023 Phillips Alumni Scholar

Jasley De Jesus spent her time at Providence’s Central High School taking full advantage of programs that taught her the skills she would need for the next phase of life. She explained, “Through programs like Youth In Action and Generation Teach, I’ve been strengthening my leadership, communication, and teaching skills and I also learned from peers and adult allies, which helped shape who I am today.” Today, she is a student of Childhood and Special Education at New York University, preparing to be a mentor for others like the teachers who helped her succeed as a student even when faced with challenges like the coronavirus pandemic. Jasley also played tennis throughout high school and worked last summer as an event ambassador at the zoo.  


The Phillips Alumni Scholar Award goes to a new recipient of the scholarship who clearly exemplifies a “sense of other,” strong work ethic, academic strength and commitment to community service that are the hallmarks of the Phillips Scholar. The funds for the Alumni Scholar award(s) come from the generosity of Phillips Scholarship Alumni who donate so that others may have the opportunity to overcome the same financial barriers to education that they found. We are deeply grateful for the support of our alumni.