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Vernon Smith

Senior Associate, Social Impact, Lever for Change

Vernon Smith


Vernon provides programmatic and technical supports to Bold Solutions Network members.

Prior to joining the team in June 2020, Vernon was a Senior Associate for Justice at the National Association of Counties in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for managing program deliverables for their criminal justice grant portfolio. Vernon also worked as a management and program analyst with the US Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid and a case manager with Year Up Chicago.

Vernon earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Northwestern University and his Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.

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