Noelle Meyers-Powell joined the Brownsville Partnership as the Community Partnership Director in October 2022. Noelle started out with the Brownsville Partnership as a volunteer and worked for 2 years as a part-time consultant coordinating the stakeholder engagement strategy for the Livonia 4 project.
Noelle comes to the Brownsville Partnership with 9+ years of work building strong community-based and citywide partnerships as well as improving community capacity and access to various resources. From emergency food systems to healthcare to volunteer mobilization and community organizing, her past and current work has given me the opportunity to engage with some of New York City’s most low-income neighborhoods. For two years, she worked in and later managed the Food Bank for New York City’s TEN (Tiered Engagement Network) Program; a program set to empower food programs to go beyond distribution and connect clients to other resources that could lead to self-sufficiency. Within this role, she developed several neighborhood networks (in Brooklyn and Queens) and worked individually with 80 organizations to identify community needs, scale the process to match capacity and integrate the program into their existing operations. After the Food Bank, she transitioned into a Program Manager role for the Community Service Society of New York’s volunteer mobilization program. In this position, she engaged, recruited, and mobilized 55 and older adult volunteers to find meaningful ways to give back to their neighborhood and support the work of 250+ local nonprofit, government, and health institutions long term.
Noelle graduated from the New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service with a Masters in Urban Planning and a focus on Housing and Economic Development.