Jessica Bueler - Women of Achievement

Jessica Bueler
Executive Director

Jessica Bueler is building bridges to a better St. Louis.

“When I was 8 years old, my mother walked out on our family and left me and my three little sisters to be raised by my father,” Bueler says. “I promised myself when I grew up, I would do everything in my power to help other people who had also been abandoned because I didn’t want others to hurt in the same ways I did.”

To be this pillar of strength for the vulnerable, Bueler founded Welcome Neighbor STL, an organization assisting immigrants and refugees. “When I learned about the situation with the Syrian refugee families being dumped in filthy apartments with cockroaches, mice and bedbugs, along with a plethora of other problems, I snapped into action to do everything I could to help connect our new American friends with the resources and tools to build a better life,” Bueler says.

  • Madeleine Grucza
    Madeleine Grucza Family Support Coordinator
     It is a privilege to meet newly arriving families and offer them support to help make their lives in St Louis easier and more welcoming!
  • Lindsay Spencer
    Lindsay Spencer Family Support Coordinator
    I work with incredible volunteers to help our new friends and neighbors create a life in St. Louis. It is truly amazing.
  • Zohra Zaimi
    Zohra Zaimi Supper Club Coordinator
    As an immigrant, I appreciate the importance of having a helping hand when one is in a new country and needs guidance to build a new life and be independent. That’s why I love the work we do at Welcome Neighbor STL.
  • Megan White
    Megan White Social Media/Volunteer Coordinator

    I am always humbled and amazed by our volunteers who give so much to come alongside refugees, and I love coming alongside our volunteers! I also love sharing stories on social media about volunteers and our new refugee and immigrant neighbors!

  • Sue Kaiser
    Sue Kaiser Development Director

    I enjoy working with WN’s enthusiastic and creative staff and volunteers and helping smooth the way as much as possible for new arrivals to St. Louis so they can become productive citizens.

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