Janae Newsom


Alternative Payment Counselor

A longtime member of the nonprofit field, Janae has a background in tutoring and college recruitment. While still in high school, she participated in College Summit, a nonprofit that serves junior-year students in order to increase college enrollment and improve graduation rates. While pursuing her degree, Janae began as a literacy instructor for AmeriCorps where she worked with Latino youth in East San Jose. Rewarded by her experience with AmeriCorps and inspired to give back to the nonprofit that supported her as a high school student, Janae joined the College Summit team first as an Alumni Leader and finally as the assistant director. She recently completed her Associate’s Degree at Merritt College and is currently enrolled in California State University East Bay.

Now part of the BANANAS Bunch since June 2016, she is excited to continue her work with the community and feels especially passionate about helping families. When she isn’t in the office assisting clients, Janae is spending time with her beautiful daughter and honing her writing skills. We can’t wait for her to reach her goal of authoring her first book!

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