George Barrett, Executive Director Pictured Above

George Barrett graduated from UNC in 2014.  In the Spring of his senior year, he came to Northside as a service-learning volunteer and never turned back!  He joined the Jackson Center the following Fall as an Americorps Vista volunteer for Economic Development.  George currently directs student engagement for the over 400 students who serve in Northside annually. George also leads university-community partnerships, directs the critical home repair program – Promise of Home– and is a part of the project team for the Northside Neighborhood Initiative: a multi-partner initiative to preserve the future of the Northside, Pine Knolls, and Tin-Top neighborhoods. George is a dancer, performer, and movement maker, facilitating groups and communities to reach their self-determined goals.