Jennifer Mock is known as a mentor and a supporter of working mothers. She encourages women to balance their professional and personal lives. Professionally, Jennifer is the Academic and Career Readiness Director at Alamance Community College (ACC).
Combining her professional career with her active role in the community, Jennifer is able to use her voice to help bring change. Jennifer is known as one who encourages women to find balance in their lives; balance between professional and personal pursuits.
Jennifer has focused on underserved and marginalized populations, including specialized programming for students with learning differences, justice-involved individuals, English language learners and those with barriers to completing a high school education. Her work at Alamance Community College offers her the opportunity to interact with people of different backgrounds and skillsets which she sees as part of the diversity people bring to the learning experience. One program of particular interest is where students are learning both cosmetology and English simultaneously. Students learn English and complete a two-year cosmetology program making them able to gain employment.
Jennifer organized a team of volunteers from the college to help distribute boxed meals and other materials for several weeks to families in need in East Burlington at the Dream Center on North Church Street. ACC, provided not only volunteers, but also coloring book packets, and program information to help feed and educate approximately 20,000 residents through a partnership between City Gate’s Dream Center, Impact Alamance, United Way, and The City of Burlington. ACC volunteers worked on this project along with other community donors, volunteers and businesses.
She served as a board member of the United Way of Alamance County and the president of the Community Council. The Community Council is a multidisciplinary group of volunteers and professionals who seek to address critical needs in the community, promote volunteerism and connect resources.
She serves as a member of the Kernodle Center Advisory Committee, a committee of the Kernodle Center for Civic Engagement. Mock sees an important component of community engagement is the ability to live and learn through the stories people share. In addition to participating in food drives and school supply drives, Jennifer has been engaged in community awareness programs. She believes in collaboration as she has created and sustained community partnerships with City Gate Dream Center, Women’s Resource Center, Impact Alamance, and United Way. She is someone who loves to see others succeed. Jennifer’s favorite quote is one she strives to live by. “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can” – John Wesley.