Roosevelt Neely

Program Coordinator

Roosevelt joined the Prevention Institute staff in October 2018 and primarily works in the mental health and violence prevention focus areas. He provides support to several sites across the country involved in the Making Connections initiative and assists communities in their implementation of upstream and sustainable strategies to improve the wellbeing of men and boys. Roosevelt previously managed Project Row Houses' college and career preparatory program for high school students, and oversaw the U.S. Dream Academy's mentoring component for Houston children in 3rd to 8th grade. He applies his understanding of public and nonprofit management, youth development, and visual storytelling to address inequity in diverse communities and build solutions through prevention. Roosevelt earned his Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and psychology.