Justine Zinkin is CEO of the nonprofit Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners. She has led Neighborhood Trust since 2002, cultivating the organization as a national thought leader pursuing worker financial health and financial justice.
Neighborhood Trust was founded to launch Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union, serving the Latino immigrant community of Washington Heights. Justine was CEO of both the credit union and the partnering nonprofit until 2012 when she took the nonprofit national. Under her leadership, Neighborhood Trust has developed one of the industry’s most respected financial coaching models and has cultivated best practices to encourage national replication.
Justine has transformed the role of credit unions and the workplace as a platform for financial empowerment through its two social enterprises: TrustPlus and Pathways. TrustPlus is a worker benefit, blending human-touch financial coaching with action-oriented tools and workplace products. Today TrustPlus has a portfolio of over 100 employer, fintech, and CDFI customers. Pathways, in partnership with Inclusiv, brings Neighborhood Trust’s proprietary coaching model and data platform into credit unions nationally.
Neighborhood Trust was a founding provider of New York City’s Financial Empowerment Centers (2008), and the Taxi & Limousine Commission’s Driver Resource Center (2020). Neighborhood Trust has helped replicate this FEC Model nationally in over 60 cities through the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund.
Justine currently serves on the board of Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union and is an advisory board member for the Financial Health Network’s Financial Health Pulse.
Justine was a 2018 Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellow. Justine was also awarded the 2017 Social Enterprise Leadership Award by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and has been honored as a Hidden Hero by the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Prior to joining Neighborhood Trust, Justine served as Director of Economic Independence Programs at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and as Director of Workforce Development at Common Ground Community. She 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.
Learn more at https://neighborhoodtrust.org/ and https://mytrustplus.org