Vashti School of Future Leaders

Our Founder

Nicole L. Washington is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Vashti School of Future Leaders Inc. The vision for the school began in 2007. Affectionately known to the youth she serves as Ms Nicole, the organization has grown into an oasis of love and hope for the community throughout Essex County, New Jersey.


Ms Nicole's mentoring ministry began in 2002 with the institution of the TRW Foundation where she served as President for 5 years. In addition to being president she volunteered in the Juvenile Detention Center located in Newark, New Jersey,


Nicole believes mentoring is not only her passion but her ministry. She was licensed as a Minister in April 2004 and Ordained Elder in January 2015.


Currently Nicole also utilizes her experience in mentoring within her career as the Program Director for the Newark YMCA's National Mentoring Program Reach & Rise. Her career and ministry have afforded her many opportunities to teach and counsel men and women.


With over 14 years of experience Ms Nicole has provided mentorship, employment opportunities and spiritual guidance to countless people. Her goal is to share the Love of God with everyone she encounters. 


Elder Nicole L. Washington is a proud mother of three and she feels this is her greatest accomplishment and joy.