Say hello to Jennifer Davis Carey, DHS Associate

Jennifer Davis Carey photo“Be still, and know that I am God…” (Ps 46) are the words that pop into Jennifer Davis-Carey’s mind at important moments in her life.  This is her way of centering herself and assuring that the Holy Spirit guide her next steps or be appropriately acknowledged for whatever good may have been accomplished in her life and in her work with the Worcester Educational Collaborative. 

Jennifer, a life-long educator whose resume includes positions at Harvard, with the State Government, Massachusetts Public School System and U Mass Medical, has been a DHS Associate for three years, as a result of a chat with Sister Connie Charette following a seminar Jennifer had presented on the goals of the Collaborative to assure a sound education for all in order to produce a sound middle class.

Ms. Carey, married for 33 years with 3 children, decided to follow through with the Associate program essentially because the DHS charism (concern for those in need) was a perfect fit for her chosen life-style and career. She states “the DHS charism is in line with my personal views and goals. I feel my ideas are heard, respected and that  it allows for growth”. 

Jennifer works with a 23 member board of educators and other persons with a proven interest in education to obtain funding through colleges and private corporations in an effort to see to it that each child in the local public schools is ready to read. They also work at reducing suspensions and building resilience through varied activities such as the Science Club and the expansion of the Family Academy that will help students to achieve and to stay interested. Her Collaborative engages with a population that is 70% low income, in the “gateway city” of Worcester that is a first stop city for immigrants and refugees who bring with them the richness of 80 spoken languages. Believing that the Spirit is truly at the center of everything she does, Jennifer says she feels “comfortable with the DHS attitude of ‘freedom in the Spirit’ that encourages those who live in that Spirit to be and do their best for others while working with others”. 

Jennifer would very much enjoy communicating about  the work of the Collaborative and/or the DHS Associate program and invites you to contact her at 508 615-5998 or



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