“energetic, funny, collaborative”
Jenny Pollack designs and oversees education programming for the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center (YBMLC) on Montclair State University’s campus.
The Museum’s education focus is to promote the values that made Yogi a national treasure — respect, excellence, perseverance and teamwork — through interdisciplinary and series programming that includes STEM, Literacy & the Arts and Civil Rights/Social Justice for grades 5 through 12.
Prior to joining the team at Yogi Berra, Jenny was the program director at GlassRoots in Newark for three years. Jenny crossed the river from NYC and became a New Jersey resident in 2009, where she had been the director of education programs at Healing Arts Initiative in Long Island City. During her time there she ran after-school programs that offered middle and high school students violence-prevention, anti-bullying, STEM and literacy programming through the arts. Jenny has been an arts administrator and teaching artist for the Theater Development Fund and Arts Horizons, as well as the New Jersey State Council for the Arts. Jenny published her first young-adult novel KLEPTO (Viking publishers) in 2006. Jenny holds a Masters Degree in Acting, Directing and Playwriting from Trinity Rep Conservatory (Rhode Island College) and a Bachelors Degree in English from Barnard College.
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. The mission of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is to sustain and promote the values of respect, perseverance, sportsmanship and excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse sports-based educational exhibits and programs. www.yogiberramuseum.org