About Janene Ackles-Dublin

Janene Ackles-Dublin is a highly experienced and accomplished professional in the fields of non-profit consultancy, grant writing, and business ownership. With over 20 years of expertise, she has successfully trained board members, established non-profit organizations, and raised funds for both non-profit agencies and for-profit businesses. In just this year alone, she has managed to secure over $5 million in funding for various institutions, including schools, non-profits, small businesses, and municipalities.

 One of Janene's notable achievements was raising an impressive $875,000 in just under 60 days for the City of Rocky Mount to support downtown revitalization efforts.

 In addition to her grant writing prowess, Janene has developed a comprehensive guide titled "Non-Profit 501C-3, Easy as 1-2-3," which assists organizations in obtaining their Federal non-profit status. Her educational background is equally impressive, as she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Strayer University in 2008 with a degree in Computer Science.

Janene possesses a well-rounded background that includes experience in research, government grants, and private entities. This diverse skill set makes her an invaluable asset to any organization seeking assistance with fundraising.

Currently, Janene serves as the Founder of the Cumberland County Community Watch Coalition, a non-profit organization that aims to bring communities together and establish community watch programs. She has also been involved in various other community endeavors, such as serving on the board of Adam Street Shelter, being a member of the Triple Nickles, and holding the position of Precinct Chair for three years in Cross Creek 2a. Additionally, she is an active member of Christ Cathedral Church, serving on the Praise Team and as Youth Leader.

Her commitment to making a positive impact in the community is evident through her annual uniform drive for children, programs to increase voting participation, self-funded community cookouts to foster neighborhood pride, and collaborations with different agencies to address homelessness issues. Notably, she introduced a successful housing program to the city, which drew an attendance of over 200 people shortly before the pandemic.

Janene's dedication to helping community organizations is further exemplified through her efforts in identifying funding opportunities and engaging participants for various programs.

On a personal note, Janene is the wife of Charles Dublin and has a blended family consisting of eight children and seven grandchildren. Her children were raised in District 43 and graduated from schools in that district.