Orrin White is an experienced community leader with a strong background in non-profit leadership and development. He’s currently employed at United Way of Delaware in Wilmington working as the Assistant Director of Community Engagement. He is responsible for creating a community engagement program at United Way of Delaware that focuses on “advocating” and “volunteering”. He develops Community Engagement projects, represents UWD at community events, and effectively communicates and demonstrates the organization’s mission and strategies.
He is credited with creating and designing the “Life Map Experience”, a personal development curriculum focused on connecting past experiences with future successes and identifying the assets along the way. Orrin holds a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science: Applied Public Policy from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
Orrin also serves as a program lead for Society 41, through their College Prep and Mentoring program. Through workshops, mentoring, and first-hand exposure, the program works to increase awareness around college readiness and promotes college preparedness. The program engages minority males ages 14 to 18 (grades 9 to 12) in the Tri-State area. He conducts a series of workshops that will cover the college admissions process from start to finish. He also discusses such topics as study skills, college entry exams, financial aid, student loans, grants, college applications, and essay writing.
Orrin was recently selected as a finalist for the Rodel Foundation of Delaware’s 2015 iEducate Delaware award. This honor is bestowed upon 15 individuals across the state who are all making strides in the areas of education and youth engagement through innovation and creativity. He was also named to the “40 under 40” list in Delaware for 2015 by Chains Incorporated for demonstrating proficient achievement and making a positive impact on the state through his work.
Orrin lives by this quote, “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself”