Inner City Outreach

Our Team

  • Jennifer Jegede

  • Executive Director

    The second oldest of 8 children in her family, Jennifer has always been involved in caring for children. After completion of high school, she moved to Toronto to attend York University and later University of Toronto, where she would ultimately receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and begin teaching in the Toronto District School Board. Now married with four children of her own, Jennifer continues to be passionate about education and is excited to lead Inner City Outreach.

  • Olu Jegede

  • Community strategist & Visionary

    In 1992 while at York University completing his Bachelors of Computer Science, Olu became actively involved in youth outreach within the Jane and Shoreham area (a 15-minute walk from campus). Feeling called to serve full-time in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood, he decided to leave his IT profession to permanently work with young people and families in the community. He is known for his strong work ethic, great breakfast omelettes and regular meet-ups with people at Tim Horton’s. He loves camping outdoors with his four kids and wonderful wife Jen.

  • Frances Dhanipersad

  • Grant and Donor Manager

    Frances strongly believes in programs to support community needs and has volunteered at food banks, clothing closets, and support and recovery groups. Frances values the practical ways that Inner City Outreach helps children and youth. She is honoured to support these programs as an administrator, as well as a mentor in the Yorkwoods Literacy Program. Frances is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Toronto. She also co-authored a book published in Japan that teaches parents how to get their children to learn English in fun and engaging ways.

  • Audrey Mahimwala

  • Bookkeeper

    Audrey hails from Vancouver, BC. It all started when she began volunteering with Inner City Outreach as a design student and literally fell in love with the community. Her proudest accomplishment has been to see former middle-school youth from her program return as high-school mentors. She loves learning new creative skills like sewing, painting and stitching.