YNDC Hires Washington as Community Engagement Fellow

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. this week introduced Kayshia Washington as the organization’s inaugural member to the Strategic Partners Fellowship supported by The Raymond John Wean Foundation.

Washington will serve in the role of community engagement fellow. She will work with staff, partners, neighborhood leaders, and community volunteers to involve residents in YNDC’s work. Among these objectives are to activate community space; advance neighborhood safety; and keep residents and partners informed about YNDC programs, services and activities across the city.

Washington was born and raised in Youngstown. She lived in San Diego for four years and moved back to the area in 2021. She previously worked as a community and volunteer engagement coordinator at Jewish Family Service of San Diego. She holds has a masters in public relations from Full Sail University and a B.A. in communication studies from Youngstown State University. She also earned a diploma in broadcasting from the Ohio and Illinois Center for Broadcasting.

“I love the work YNDC does and I am excited to incorporate my skills and experiences into the community engagement fellow role,” she says.

YNDC, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and The Raymond John Wean Foundation have partnered in the launch of the Strategic Partners Fellowship with a broad and long-term goal to promote leadership development and racial equity in the nonprofit sector.

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