Neishly Figueroa

Neishly lives in Cromwell with her 2 son’s Jordan and Alex. Neishly is an Eligibility Service Worker at the Department of Social Services. She is also the Secretary of a non-profit organization called Total Man Inc. whose mission is to provide safe alternatives for at risk youths in our communities. She graduated from CCSU with a degree in Social Work and Psychology.

Q&A

What inspires you to work with youth?
I enjoy being able to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. Outside of church, I have mentored young people in after school programs, camps and at work. Being a young person is tough, especially in today’s world. There is peer pressure and decision making every day that can impact their futures in both positive and negative ways. Being able to use my personal stories to encourage and guide the future generation in the right path, is the most gratifying feeling in the world!

What are some things that you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy hiking, road trips, learning about other cultures and spending time with my family.