Meet the Staff: Jaquan Harris

Jaquan Harris better known as “Jay” is the most recent addition to the JFS of Metrowest team. He recently graduated in May of 2018 from Framingham State University with a B.A in Accounting. While in school Jay worked part time jobs, as well as, playing football and basketball for Framingham State University. As records show football seemed to be the sport that favored him after receiving honorable rewards such as 1st Team AFCA All-American, two time 1st team all-conference and the Golden Helmet Award.

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Jay is originally from Boston, MA and comes from a big family, the youngest boy of eleven siblings. After graduating from Framingham State he accepted a full time position as an accounting associate and program specialist here at JFS of Metrowest.

Since arriving at JFS, Jay has been spending half his time as an accounting associate, “I love the accounting work because the numbers tell me a story and the work always keeps me busy” Jay says. The other half of his time is spent as a program specialist working with elderly and youth, participating in elder programs at Rose Kennedy Lane and other NORC sites and eventually working with the youth at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School when school starts back up in the Fall. Jay loves the opportunity to contribute towards the JFS community, “…being able to give back to the community, being able to develop relationships between the little kids and the elderly. They need to know that they are loved and cared about” Jay says. He hopes his previous work as a volunteer at the YMCA’s summer programs in Boston will translate over and help with his work at Woodrow Wilson. “Overall it’s been a great experience here at JFS” says Jay.

When Jay’s not working he spends the majority of his time with family and close friends. Jay has a bunch of nieces and nephews he watches over and mentors as well. He likes playing sports and training kids participating in sports such as football, basketball, and baseball. He also likes to cook and read. Jay’s biggest fear is poisonous animals.

 

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