Jean C. Victor, Jr. is the father of three boys, husband to Quantella Victor and employee of the Long Island non-profit organization The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network). He started his journey of community service in high school by co-creating the I AM Corp. that focuses on building the community and teen self-esteem through community service. He created the programs Back to Men that focuses on men’s issues, and Share Life that focuses on peer education. He graduated from Roosevelt Jr./Sr. high school and attended Binghamton University and returned to the community to join Multi-Talent, which helps those who are mentally challenged become independent by building self-esteem and self-worth.
Jean's passion for helping people lead him to join The INN in 2003. The INN’s mission is to feed and house people in need with dignity, respect and love.
Jean joined The INN as a member of the maintenance staff. With the help of his background in community service, he worked up through the ranks to his current title, the Director of the largest soup kitchen on Long Island, The Mary Brennan INN. Through this position and with humility, Jean helps build bridges to help people improve their lives and increase food security for the population who remain invisible to some, but not to Jean. He works each day with his heart, love and passion for helping others.
Act 1 of SPEAK: Heritage features 5 incredible talks to start our show. (click the photo to read their bio)
🎤 JASON GREER: “Embracing Forgiveness: Transforming Pain into Strength”
🎤 PARUL DUA: “Finding My Way Home”
🎤 CHRIS MIN: “Koreans, The Irish of the East?”
🎤 JEAN C. VICTOR, JR.: “I Would Rather Have My Good Name Than Great Riches”
🎤 PHOENIX CARNEVALE: “Me in Parts and Pieces”