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Adriene Tynes
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Adriene Tynes
Director of Accreditation

As Director of Accreditation, Adriene works with a team of nonprofit management experts to assess and strengthen the operational capacity of nonprofit organizations. Previously, she co-founded a food and clothing drive for homeless veterans, contributed to best practices reports on federal funding for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, and served on the Planning Committee for the Center for Civic Literacy during her time as a graduate assistant at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Before pursuing her graduate degrees, Adriene worked for environmental education programs in North Carolina and Alabama, and completed a year of national service in AmeriCorps.

Adriene holds a Master of Public Affairs degree and a Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. She is also a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County. 

Adriene is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Community Greening, a collective effort to improve our environment for people and nature, and Youth Making Ripples, a marine science film festival for students grades K - 12. She also serves on the Family, Youth, and Community Sciences Advisory Board for the University of Florida.

 

First Name: Adriene

Hometown: I don't have a hometown. I grew up in DC, Kansas, Florida, Massachusetts and Georgia. Since high school, I've lived in Alabama, California, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Alma Mater: University of Florida for BA, Indiana University in Indianapolis for MA/MPA

Hobbies: Reading, writing, camping, kayaking, hiking, and running (incredibly slowly)

Favorite Cause: Naming a favorite cause is as impossible as naming a favorite book! Some of the causes I am passionate about include: environmental education and protection; ending veteran homelessness; services for children in and aging out of foster care; civic education; literacy; LGBTQI rights; and equitable access to food, education and healthcare.

What I love most about working for Nonprofits First: What don't I love about working at Nonprofits First? A strong nonprofit sector helps make our communities better places to live, and every day I get to work with community leaders who are creating positive change across South Florida. 

 

She can be reached at Office: 561-214-7438, or atynes@nonprofitsfirst.org

 


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