Jessica Kayse


As manager - resident engagement, Jessica Kayse leads the creation of CAC’s resident engagement strategy and manages day-to-day activities that better connect CAC with residents of Cuyahoga County.


Jessica’s career has been focused on community leadership development and grassroots community engagement. She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and has experience in youth crisis intervention, community and economic development and creative arts engagement. She has taught courses at Case Western Reserve University, with a focus on community assessments, organizing and advocacy.

She is a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Institute’s Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland, the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Cleveland Bridge Builder program, and has participated in YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s Change Maker and Women’s Bootcamp Leadership Programs. She has also spent time doing international mission, youth and community development work in Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Italy and Nicaragua.

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s of science degree in human development and family studies from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s degree in social service administration and certificate in nonprofit management from Case 
Western Reserve University. Jessica also owns her own jewelry metalsmith business and lives in Cleveland’s Larchmere neighborhood.