Jeremy Everett is the founding Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) which is a capacity building project within the Baylor University School of Social Work and a partner of the United States Department of Agriculture, Texas state agencies, and Share our Strength that seeks to develop and implement strategies to alleviate hunger through policy, education, community organizing, and community development. THI organizes coalitions across the state to ensure access to healthy food for all Texans. Presently THI has coalitions representing 48% of the population of Texas which have resulted in millions of additional meals being served to Texas children since its beginning.
Jeremy was also the founder Guadalupe Street Coffee (GSC), a social entrepreneurship venture, whose mission is to deal with the root causes of poverty in San Antonio's West Side through holistic community development approach. The coffee shop was developed in collaboration with the West Side community, city government, and the non-profit sector. GSC was also home to an innovative college preparatory program that had a 100% college placement rate for first generation college students during Jeremy's tenure. Guadalupe Street Coffee received the City of San Antonio's Redevelopment Project of the Year award in 2008. Simultaneously, Jeremy managed Guadalupe Street Coffee and served as Program Director of Community Ministries with Baptist Child and Family Services.
Jeremy has worked for international and community development organizations as a teacher, religious leader, community organizer, fundraiser, and organic farmer. He frequently delivers presentations to churches, non-profit organizations, universities, and the government sector on the subjects of poverty, community development and organizing, hunger, and social entrepreneurship. Jeremy regularly writes for the Huffington Post and has been featured on PBS documentaries and talk shows such as Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity. Jeremy earned a bachelor's degree from Samford University and a Master of Divinity from Baylor University. He is the co-author of "Advancing Childhood Food Security Through Organizing Strategies."