GROW is a non-profit organization founded in March of 2018 with Judge Terri Jamison and 6 passionate Ohio State students looking to bring about change, and impact the lives of justice-involved youth in the Columbus, Ohio community.  GROW, an acronym for Getting Ready for Opportunities & Work, is structured on the rehabilitation and support of youth as they leave juvenile detention facilities and embark upon reentry into society. The top priority of our organization is the providing of basic needs and transitional housing to youth, as well as job skills, mental health support, and other skills that foster independence and success.  GROW looks to not only impact the lives of youth, but leave an entire community transformed for the better.


Building vibrant communities by transforming the lives of system-involved youth and their families.


To be the leading justice-involved youth transition center in the nation.

MEET THE TEAM:              





Name: Constantine Daskalaskis

Brief BioConstantine has graduated in finance and accounting with minors in economics and philosophy.  After living for a few years in that state up north, Constantine returned to his hometown of Dayton, Ohio where he currently resides. He has two younger brothers and loves playing tennis.  He is now working at AMEND Consulting in Cincinnati as a Project Leader.





Name: Madeline Gelis

Brief Bio: Madeline Gelis has graduated in finance with a minor in professional writing. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, and has an older sister. Madeline enjoys running and spending time with her family. After working graduation, Madeline will begin her career at Accenture in the Cincinnati office.






Name: Trent Glasser

Brief Bio: Trent is originally from Avon Lake, Ohio, and graduated from The Ohio State University studying Finance with minors in Economics and History. Outside of GROW, he enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, reading, and working out. Post graduation, he is now working with Key Banc Capital Markets in their Industrials Group based out of Cleveland.




Name: Christian McGhee

Brief Bio: Christian is from Westerville, Ohio. After high school he eventually made his way to The Ohio State University where he studied Marketing along with minors in fashion and economics. While there, he served in a fellowship program where they built relationships and mentored incarcerated youth. Through his experiences, he has grown passionate about bringing about new opportunities for justice-involved youth. Thanks to OSU and the President’s prize, he will be able to dedicate his life towards providing transitional housing for those who need it most.




Name: Alyssa Quinlan

Brief Bio: Alyssa is originally from New Albany, OH. She studied Marketing with minors in Psychology and Fashion Retail Studies, and is now a National Accounts Sales Professional at TravisMatthew Apparel. In addition to fashion, she has interests in playing tennis, fitness, event planning, and traveling.






Name: Lily Yan

Brief Bio: Lily grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated The Ohio State University with majors in Accounting and Economics. Outside of GROW, she enjoys exploring new food places, watching various Netflix shows, and hanging out with friends. She is now working with Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, Texas.