Jennifer Markiewicz

Jennifer Markiewicz


How did you first learn about and begin working with The Avery Center?

I have worked in nonprofit victim services since 2005. Over that time, the need for an organization dedicated to sex trafficking victim services became clear. The Northern Colorado community was fortunate to have Megan and The Avery Center spearhead this effort.


How long have you been with the organization?

Since June 2018.


What do you think sets The Avery Center apart from other organizations in this sector?

The Avery Center is the only victims service provider that I am aware of that focuses on research. This is an important service, and I believe The Avery Center is uniquely qualified to collect and analyze data on sex trafficking. Also, The Avery Center's focus on financial self sufficiency is unique. Both from the perspective of client services and as a business model, The Avery Center understands the importance of financial independence.

Helping survivors develop these skills and providing real, professional opportunities to generate income certainly sets the organization apart. The Avery Center has also established its own revenue-generating operations to help to sustain the organization without relying solely on charitable giving.


What's your favorite part/the most fulfilling part of your role?

Helping to create jobs for people who are passionate about eradicating sex trafficking.


What do you enjoy doing when you're not at The Avery Center?

Fishing with my son. Riding bikes with my husband. Teaching at Aims Community College.


Colorado Transition Partners

Supporting business owners through major transitions, including change in ownership, rapid growth, new product, service, and entity launch, and financial crisis recovery. Learn more »

Connect With Us Online

One of the simplest but most meaningful ways you can support The Avery Center and the work we do is to follow our social channels and subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Help us expand our reach and stay up-to-date on news, events, and support needs.

Subscribe to our newsletter

By supplying your email address above, you agree to receive newsletters from The Avery Center. You can opt out of these communications at any time using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.