Jane Palmer is the Program Director for Give Something Back Minnesota. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Corrections, as well as a master’s degree in Human Services Planning and Administration.  Jane brings extensive experience in working with youth and families affected by poverty, incarceration, trauma, and other barriers to overall well-being. This includes work in the criminal justice system, a non-profit mentoring program, and a disability ministry for adults and families with special needs. Jane has served on several community boards including the YMCA, FISH (Families and Individuals Sharing Hope) and the ECC Northwest Conference Executive Board.

Jane’s passion for Give Something Back stems from her own experience being raised in a low-income family, where neither parent graduated from high school, and the life changing impact of education, mentors/coaches, and faith have had on her and her family.