Tinnycua serves as lead trainer for Dignity of Children. She believes in helping youth development professionals realize their uniqueness so they can facilitate self-expression among the children they serve.
Tinnycua brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from over 14 years in the field successfully supervising and operating programs. Previous to her position at Dignity of Children, she served as Director of Programs at Homes for the Homeless where she was responsible for the operational success of multiple programs in the areas of early childhood, school age and workforce development programs. In addition to Homes for the Homeless, Tinnycua directed and managed after-school programs through the Samuel Field YM & YWHA, and Harlem Children’s Zone.
Tinnycua holds her NYS School-Age Care (SAC) credential and serves as a New York State SAC Advisor for the NYS Network for Youth Success (formerly Afterschool Works!). She is also certified in project-based learning through the Buck Institute for Education and was an inaugural member of the National Afterschool Matters Fellowship with Wellesley College, National Institute on Out-of-School Time & National Writing Project.