"One finger cannot lift up a thing." ~African proverb
Our board members. volunteers, and founding members uplift students and families by sharing their time, talent, and resources. Our work would be impossible without our team.

OUR FOUNDER

+15 YEARS SERVING LIBERIAN YOUTH

"Disregarding the plight of the underprivileged yields no resolution."

Conviction created YesLiberia. Daily the needs of underprivileged are ignored. We ignore their struggles because it’s easier to focus on other things in our lives— like climbing the corporate ladder and saving money so we don’t become indigent, or making sure we have a gym membership. And some of us ignore their challenges because they bring back unpleasant memories we seek to repress. But disregarding the plight of the underprivileged yields no resolution. Then certain things happen to remind us their struggles exist no matter how hard we try to pretend our needs surpass theirs.

I was convicted by several of their challenges. The prostitution of children in Thailand reminded me of Liberia. The rape and war in The Congo reminded me of Liberia. The genocide in Rwanda reminded me of Liberia. I remembered my underprivileged past—a past where I was seen as less than elite based on my tribal and economic status and where my education came as a gift from the United Methodist Church. Reminded, I became convicted to act and YesLiberia was founded to educate and help underprivileged Liberians whose plight I intimately understood. Over the years we’ve been blessed with amazing people like you because of the grace of God. YESLiberia serves the next generation of Liberian leaders by paying their tuition and fees, fostering service learning opportunities, delivering leadership trainings, and encouraging volunteerism. At YESLiberia, we believe empowerment starts with you.

We are committed to helping students with academic potential who cannot afford their education. For donors seeking a Liberian-led NGO that is trustworthy, effective, and fiscally responsible, YesLiberia is your ideal option. We look forward to working with you.

Z. J. Jallah
Founder/Executive Director

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

With their combined years of incredible experiences and passion for service, our advisory board helps us lift the heavy stones we cannot lift by ourselves by opening windows of support. We are thankful for their commitments and services.

Mr. Cletus C.

United States

Dr. Rose M.

Liberia

Mr. Saye Z.

Liberia

Mrs. Joyce F.

UK & Liberia

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Our Executive Board Members have one thing in common; the willingness to use their personal and professional resources and skills to advance YesLiberia’s mission.

Strategy/Inovation

JEFF OLDFIELD

Fundraising/Development

ANN OKOLI

Innovation/Communications

MATT MULLER

Grant Writing/Budgeting

SHAUNTAE LEWIS

Partnerships/Fundraising

GRAHAM SMITH

Communications/Marketing

SARAH SRA

HR & Partnerships

GAIL PHOENIX

HR/Internship Program

Lisa Kidd

Operations/Management

Z. J. JALLAH

OUR VOLUNTEERS

"We've benefited from more than 151 volunteers from 24 different countries. These 15 played crucial roles every week. "

COUNTRY DIRECTOR, LIBERIA

Alston A.

VOLUNTEER MANAGER, GLOBAL

Rose U.

VOLUNTEER MANAGER, GLOBAL

Nik R.

WEB MASTER/DEVELOPER

Pauline H.

SR. TEAM LEADER

Esther B.

PROGRAM MANAGER

Daniel G.

SM MANAGER

Cherish N.

SM MANAGER

Mohammed K.

BUSINESS ANALYST

Sanie ZR.

TEAM MEMBER

Angie G.

PROGRAM MANAGER

Abdullai R.

TEAM MEMBER

Archie J.

SOCIAL MEDIA LEAD (OR SM LEAD)

Jenna J.

PROJECT LEADER, GLOBAL

Norm H.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Richmond G.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

We appreciate those who helped us get started.

Ohio

CRYSTAL

New York

PRINCE

Maryland

BENDU

Maryland

MONTEE

Maryland

CHRISTINE

Arizona

JOSEPHINE

Maryland

MELVIN

Texas

KOWO

Pennsylvania

JOSELL

Pennsylvania

ELLEN

Minnesota

CLETUS

Iowa

LEON

Japan

MOSES

Delaware

LOURENA

Maryland

TINA

Nevada

Deddeh

Pennsylvania

EMMANUEL

Maryland

GEORGE