Peter Jacob- Bringing Public Service Back to Washington


At Washington University, Peter realized his skills and passion for public service. After moving back to New Jersey, he immediately began work as a community organizer, developing and maintaining a homeless shelter program through a coalition of churches, businesses, schools, hospitals, and individuals. A government official once referred to the position as “the last pit stop before hell” for the most vulnerable in the area. Peter witnessed the impact of the financial crisis on families firsthand, working with them to rebuild after losing homes, jobs, and healthcare insurance. These experiences of assisting the most vulnerable sticks with Peter to this day. He cares about our friends and neighbors who battle mental diseases, senior citizens who have to choose between medicine and food, and working class families seeking life-saving assistance. Peter has served those seeking a way out of poverty in the past, and will do the same down in Washington.