Arts Program Curator
Jess Rolls is Arts Program Curator for non-profits Concourse House, Home for Women and Their Children, transitional shelter, and Associate Curator with Fordham Bedford Community Services and Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, community sponsored housing in the northwest Bronx.
Working alongside community residents, Jess organizes in-house arts programs and neighborhood arts partnerships resulting in public art, architecture, exhibitions, intergenerational workshops and mentorship opportunities like Concourse House’s mother-artist apprentice program AKA Mothers Art Crew.
Jess works at the intersections of art, education and social services alongside an amazing network of collaborators. Currently: Charles G. Esperanza, Chashama Space to Connect, City Tech CUNY Architecture and Urban Design Immersion Program, Design Advocates, Fordham University, Manhattan College, Stance, Street Lab, and 100Kin10 unCommission.