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Rod DeVore

Rod DeVore formed a passion for youth development as a college student at Trevecca Nazarene University.  The relationships he formed with youth propelled him to invest his life in serving youth and families impacted by poverty. The stories shared through these connections revealed the need to commit to developing quality youth programs, supporting systems change, and promoting the representation of community voice in change efforts.  As a graduate student at Vanderbilt Divinity School, these desires took shape and solidified a career trajectory. For the last 15 years, Rod has been working with youth and families in the Nashville community to pursue these commitments in the context of community based initiatives, non-profit leadership, and in workforce development. He is currently working as the Youth Program Manager for the Nashville Career Advancement Center focusing on managing programs and collective impact efforts that build systems of support that reconnect opportunity youth to education and employment.. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Center for Social Justice at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rod received his Bachelors of Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University.