Thomasina W. Yearwood
Thomasina W. Yearwood is the President of the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Inc. (TMCT), an organization whose mission is to educate, encourage and empower children, youth and families to pursue equality, social and economic justice through provocative dialogue and collective action. Since its inception in 2000, the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, a historic landmark in the Nation’s Capital has been the co-location for eleven non-profits organizations that serve children, youth and families in the Shaw/Columbia Heights community specifically and the District of Columbia in general.
Ms. Yearwood has facilitated collaborative efforts through cultivating meaningful relationships with community and faith based partners, government leadership and agencies, businesses, and the community at large. These efforts provide educational programs that help the members of the community celebrate their rich cultural history and meet the everyday challenges in their lives. Ms. Yearwood has coined TMCT’s slogan, “Cornerstone of the Community for the Next 100 Years”.
As a senior administrator and consultant with over 30 years of experience in human and financial resource development, Ms. Yearwood has demonstrated the leadership skills necessary to ensure the organization’s fiscal soundness, through strategic planning and board of director development.
Ms. Yearwood has served as Vice President of the Village Foundation, Senior Consultant to the National Council on the Aging, Senior Analyst for Thompson, Cobb, Bazillo and Associates and Area Development Director for the United Negro College Fund. Ms. Yearwood has raised more than 3.5 million dollars during her association with these organizations and has managed organizations’ operating budgets of up to 4.2 million dollars.
Ms. Yearwood has served as a member of the District of Columbia Historical Advisory Board and the District of Columbia Commission on Women. She has received an Outstanding Community Service Award from both the United Negro College Fund and the United Planning Organization.