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Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Jessica Sapalio

Coordinator for the Community Accompaniment Program with Asylum-Seekers (CAPAS)

Jessica Sapalio supports community and faith-based groups as they offer solidarity to those seeking asylum in their communities. She assists groups throughout their journey of working with asylum-seekers, provides ongoing technical assistance, materials, and training, and runs a community of practice for CAPAS groups. Jessica works with collaborative organizations to form national networks of support and resource sharing and to affect policy changes that create a more dignified asylum process.

Prior to joining UUSC, Jessica worked as a vice president at GMMB, a communications and marketing firm for social causes, and for the American Red Cross National Headquarters’ International Services Department. She is a passionate advocate for racial justice and criminal legal system reform and is a founding member of the Williamsburg James City County Coalition for Community Justice. 

Jessica holds degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.