Jackie Amatucci is a retired high-school teacher, artist, who has worked as a Creative Consultant for over twenty-five years. She began working as an “art-barn facilitator” the year after Charlie Murphy and Peggy Taylor started the Power of Hope. She has facilitated and mentored other adults to hold space, create and imagine in setting up Art Space for youth in Young Women Empowered, and Partners for Youth Empowerment. Her artistic passions are ceramics, mixed media, artist-trading cards, watercolor, embroidery, basket-making, jewelry-making and sewing. Jackie sews and designs many of her own clothes and loves to share her skills in teaching others to discover their own creativity. “Everyone is creative”, is Jackie’s core belief.