Chanelle has always had a passion for understanding people as well as helping them reach their full potential during every stage of life. Chanelle is currently a preschool teacher at Tender Heart Inc. She has worked in human services in various forms all throughout her life. She started as a junior counselor for the New England North pathfinder’s club while in middle school, a religious organization that teaches survival skills.
Later she began her work in early childcare as a teacher’s assistant at the age of 15 and continued on and off for the next 11 years. She then served as a mentor at pine forge academy to a freshman throughout her 4 years of high school. Before she graduated she knew her calling was psychology.
In 2013 Chanelle obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Southwestern Adventist University and began working as a group care counselor for juvenile delinquents. When that journey ended she began working as a case manager for adults with mental illnesses. Chanelle thoroughly enjoys working with populations that are often forgotten and is excited to be working with Malden Rising Leaders to continue her journey.
Malden Rising Leaders Inc. (MRL) is a nonprofit corporation founded in Malden, Massachusetts in 2017. MRL’s focus is youth leadership and development through scholarship support and mentoring. Its mission is to support the Malden’s young leaders to engage, organize and advance their community’s development, by advocating on behalf of families. MRL provides yearly scholarship to Malden High School graduating seniors to further their studies in the field of education, entrepreneurship, nonprofit, and public service.