Jes Kelley

Jes Kelley

Political Education Manager,
Jes (she/her) believes that change is inevitable and transformation is constant. Growing up poor in the Southeast, she also knows that sometimes change doesn’t come fast enough. For the last 5 plus years, Jes has gotten to work with an amazing collaborative of trainers who facilitate workshops on dismantling racism, dR works. Jes is excited to be joining RG’s team from a belief that radical wealth redistribution is a crucial part of creating systemic change. Jes is a birth worker, an auntie, a lover of bad puns and good herbal remedies. She works from her home in rural North Carolina amongst dogwoods and loblolly pines. Jes rarely leaves the house without her dog, a tender heart, and a novel in tow.

Contact me if you would like further information about any of our retreats or events.

Unquantifiable Data

Jes with two of her housemates, Delilah the dog and Rosalina the cat. I am a bit of a gambler. Had you asked me at any point what are the odds that you’ll work for an organization that organizes rich people, I would have bet against it. The odds were incredibly low....

No Guarantees

by RG Retreat Organizer, Jes Kelley I was born in rural Georgia in the deep South. The story always starts there, other pieces get a little hazier. We moved around a lot, throughout small towns in the Southeastern US. I switched schools many time before I was 10. My...