Vashti School of Future Leaders

Dana Hobbs

Program Director

Tammy Bolden

Director of Special Initiatives

mission & vision

Our mission is to use kingdom principles to teach Love of God, Love of self and Love for others.


 2007 - Established by Nicole L. Washington

 2007 - Founder Awarded in Recognition of Women's History Month by                     Essex County Juvenile Detention Center

 2008 - 1st Annual Celebration of Women Grand Ball
 2009 - Collaboration with Newark Public Schools - Bragaw Avenue School
 2010 - Collaboration with Newark Boys & Girls Club

 2011 -  Founder awarded Peace Hero of the Week by Newark Peace &                    Education Summit

2011 -  Founder Awarded by United Talented Youth Inc.

2012 - Collaboration with YMCA of Newark & Vicinity 

2012 - Founder receives Newark YMCA Community Partner Award 

2013 - Prudential Skills and Service Award

​2013 - Founder receives Phillip Dorsey Scholarship Award 

2014 - Founder receives the Live your Dream Award from Soroptimist                      International of Suburban Essex County

2015 - Collaboration with YMCA of Newark & Vicinity   

2016 - Collaboration with YMCA of Newark & Vicinity

​2017 - Collaboration with YMCA of Newark & Vicinity

2017 - Founder receives My Sister's Keeper Education Award

2017 - Institution of the Lead out Loud Boys Mentoring Group

​2017 - Founder receives the Fearfully & Wonderfully Made Community                    Service Award 

2017 - 10th Year Anniversary Celebration 

2017 - T.A.M.A.R. Alumni Scholarship Program 

​2017 - Launch of Kismet Star Program

Our founder & CEO

Nancy Hicks
Program Coordinator

our leadership team

Curry Martin Sr.

Mentor Coordinator for Lead out Loud for boys

The Vashti School is not only my ministry it's my purpose!

Elder Willie Creech-Foster
Board President

Nicole Rodriguez
Mentor Coordinator for Lead out Loud for girls

Foundation History



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recent program

Lead out Loud

Young Men's Leadership Academy begins Saturday, September 9, 2017