Justine Zinkin is CEO of Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners. She has overseen the dramatic growth of the nonprofit since 2002, cultivating the organization as a national leader in the financial empowerment and asset development fields.
Neighborhood Trust embeds trusted financial guidance and innovative financial tools in community institutions – employers, financial institutions, nonprofits and unions – to help low and moderate-income consumers achieve financial health. Since 2015, the organization has served more than 3,600 low-income workers through Trusted Advisor, which provides financial counseling to workers as an employee benefit at various companies including Allen Health Care, FreshDirect, and retail giant Staples. Neighborhood Trust also provides technical assistance in major cities and rural communities nationally, including the Pathways to Financial Empowerment program with the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. Each year, Neighborhood Trust serves approximately 10,000 people.
Justine was recognized by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School as the 2017 Social Enterprise Leadership Award winner and has been honored as a Hidden Hero by the Andrew Goodman Foundation. Justine holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, an M.S. in Population Studies from Harvard University’s School of Public Health, and a B.A. from Brown University.
The Job Quality Fellowship is part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.
Bio updated September 2018.