TINA L. SINGLETON
Meet our director of programs
Tina L. Singleton joined YWCA Greater Charleston in 2018 as its first ever racial equity coordinator. No stranger to social justice issues, she had worked abroad for more than 20 years as a disability rights and inclusion technical advisor for international development organizations and nonprofits before moving to Charleston in 2016.
She is also a member of the City of Charleston's Commission on Women and the founder of Transformation Table, LLC, a nonprofit that creates a space for connection between diverse strangers by hosting dinners in community members’ homes and home-like environments to help break down barriers, prejudices, and stereotypes. In 2017 she gave a TEDxCharleston talk entitled “Global Connection Begins at the Dinner Table” about her experiences with the startup and in the same year was featured by NBC WCBD News 2 as its Everyday Hero. Transformation Table is a partner of YWCA Greater Charleston. She has spoken at multiple events throughout the Charleston region on the topic of racial equity.
Tina holds a master’s degree in community disability studies for developing countries from University College London, and was honored with a 2019 Spot Light Award in honor of Susie Jackson, one of the Mother Emanuel Nine, as well as the Peace and Dialogue Award by the Atlantic Institute in 2018. The award recognizes those who actively promote diversity and intercultural exchange in the workplace, government, or other spheres in their communities. She has also served on the Special Commission on Equity Inclusion and Racial Conciliation.
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