Pictured: Founder T’wina Franklin
T’wina Franklin is President & CEO of The Tacoma Urban League, a School Board Director of University Place School District, TEDx speaker, and was selected as a ParentMap Superhero for Washington State Families, the recipient of the University of Puget Sound Young Logger Service Award, City Club of Tacoma Dennis G. Seinfeld Emerging Leader Award, and the Tacoma Public Schools WASA Community Leadership Award. 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 eight years as a board member for her children’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) in University Place School District.