Vynelle White is an executive assistant at Jobs for the Future. In this role, she provides support to the director of the organization’s Center for Justice and Economic Advancement.
Her skills and areas of interest include:
- Education and employment strategies for individuals reentering the community following incarceration
- Program design and development
- Community-based asset mapping
- Culturally competent community engagement
- Leadership development
- Community and economic development
- Race and equity structural analysis
Before moving into her role at JFF, Vynelle was an academic advisor and health compliance coordinator at Labouré College of Healthcare in Milton, Massachusetts, where she primarily served students in the Division of Nursing. She says the highlight of this role was working with her team and other departments to develop strategies in order to identify and utilize resources that would meet the needs of the students.
She says that she was drawn to JFF because the organization “has created programs that help to address the social and economic challenges people face across the nation. This role is an opportunity for me to help serve the people in our communities and to use my skills and talents to contribute to its success.”
Vynelle has a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor’s from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Outside of work, she says, “I am a singer and worship leader and lover of many genres of music. I enjoy traveling and exploring new places. I’m obsessed with the color chartreuse/neon green! I will try buffalo wings everywhere I go, but I only eat them with blue cheese.”