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Interns & Lead Volunteers

Dacia Slater
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Dacia Slater
Healing Performance Program Co-Facilitator - Intern

Dacia Slater (She/Her/Hers) is a Virgo and is new to the Chicago area. She is currently a Masters of social work student at the University of Chicago. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in social work and in theatre performance. She is so excited to be at YEPP as the Healing Performance project intern. She loves anything food related and believes that it is her love language. 


Dacia has always been interested in healing and performance, specifically when it comes to serving minority groups. She recently had the opportunity to assistant direct a production and got to implement some healing practices into the theatrical space. She is also currently in Once on this Island at the ETA creative arts foundation. Dacia has worked in many trauma-informed settings, (after school care, The Housing Authority, Residential placements) for young people, etc. She has been sure to implement some form of performance or theatre work wherever she goes. 


Dacia loves working with groups and is super excited to share her knowledge with YEPP and learn from everyone here. “Every day that I am at YEPP I get more and more excited about the work that is being done here.” “I will end by sharing my favorite quote, “Be open and vulnerable with your own humanity.” This is a quote that Dacia lives by and it reminds her of the importance of connecting with others and embracing your true self.
Kieran Jacob
Resource and Healing Advocate - Intern

Kieran (they/them) is a queer, transmasc, Scorpio, healer who has lived and worked in Chicago for most of their life. They are currently a master’s student at the University of Chicago Crown School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. They are very excited to continue to grown, learn and advocate for queer and trans youth experiencing homelessness at YEPP as a Resource and Healing Advocate Intern. 


They have experience working with folks experiencing homelessness as well as the LGBTQ+ community with other non-profits in Chicago and have spent time working in community with folks who struggle with their relationship to substances. They love working in group and community settings and are very excited to learn more about how YEPP’s frameworks amplify and strengthen that healing work.
Kieran Jacob
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Lisa Wilson
Accounting Supervisor - Lead Volunteer

Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Iowa where she met her wonderful husband. A proud mother of two, Lisa has dedicated her life to helping others.  Lisa is a part of the Operations Management Team at YEPP, performing as the Accounting Supervisor.  Her responsibilities include logistic and operational needs, processing of timecards, bookkeeping, and coordinating interviews for potential Board Members.


She has had a wealth of experience through volunteering with a multitude of organizations such as Project Linus, senior living facilities, and many youth organizations. Through her work, she has found a love for giving back and lending a supportive hand whenever possible. Outside of work, Lisa has a lifelong love of the arts which include 20 years of dance experience and 50+ years of creative expression. Her background in both supporting those in need and the arts ultimately drew her to YEPP.
Lisa Wilson
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