Jayne Westerlund, Oak Brook, Illinois


Organization(s): Lions Clubs International Foundation
Position(s): Lions Quest Manager
Work Setting: Foundation
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    Interest Groups
    Civics-Based Service-Learning, Character Education, After-School Programs, 40 Developmental Assets (Search Institute), 21st Century Learning/ Global Education, Dropout Prevention, Research, Socio-Emotional Learning, Urban Service-Learning

    Where I Work
    Urban (small city), Urban (large city), Suburban, Rural, Tribal

    Who I Work With
    K-12, Community-Based Organizations

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    Short Description of My Current Work
    I manage the Lions Quest life skills program in the US and in 50 countries worldwide. Lions Quest is a social and emotional skill building program for grades K-12 that uses service-learning as one of its main teaching methodologies. The program also addresses drug, violence and bullying prevention.

    Professional History
    Jayne Westerlund is the manager for the Lions Quest program at the Lions Clubs International Foundation with over fourteen years in the international education and non-profit fields.  She holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University with a concentration in Economic and Political Development.  Starting as a Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Namibia, she has worked in the education and non-profit sectors focusing on management and capacity building. She has experience monitoring government grants through USAID’s Office of Private Voluntary Cooperation and the EGAT Office of Poverty Reduction as well as the US State Department‘s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Jayne has worked with the World Bank, UNESCO’s International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, the Organization of American States, Case Western Reserve University, the Near East Foundation, and the International Rescue Committee.


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