Founder Bio

Founder T’wina Nobles

Pictured: Founder T’wina Nobles

T’wina Nobles is President & CEO of The Tacoma Urban League, founded in 1968, the Tacoma Urban League is devoted to empowering African Americans and other disenfranchised groups to enter the economic and social mainstream. From its earliest days in the civil rights movement, through years of partnership with government and public agencies, the Tacoma Urban League has been a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change in the South Puget Sound African American community.
T’wina is also a School Board Director of University Place School District, TEDx speakera ParentMap Superhero for Washington State Families, the recipient of the National Urban League Most Improved Affiliate Award, University of Puget Sound Young Logger Service Award, City Club of Tacoma Dennis G. Seinfeld Emerging Leader Award, Tacoma Public Schools WASA Community Leadership Award and two PTA Golden Acorn Awards. 

She is a graduate of The University of Puget Sound and has her Master of Arts in Teaching and a degree in U.S. Politics. In 2007 she began teaching middle school science and recently taught a high school college preparation course at Lincoln High School and Stadium High School.

By 2013 T’wina gained experience consulting political campaigns for candidates including current Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma School Board Candidate Dr. Dexter Gordon, and Congressman Denny Heck.

In addition to non-profit leadership, teaching, and her work consulting political campaigns, T’wina has served ten years as a member of her children’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) in University Place School District.

2 thoughts on “Founder T’wina Nobles

  1. My name is Hailey and I am planning a College and Career day at Giaudrone Middle School. For the career portion, we are focusing on things our students can do in high school to prepare for college and careers after high school. These include local internships, volunteer opportunities, and jobs. I would love to have someone from your foundation come be a part of the day. Let me know if you have any questions about it and I look forward to hearing from you!

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