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An Innovative, Culturally Responsive + Trauma-Informed SEL Curriculum & Program That Gives Middle and High School Students the Tools to Thrive in and out of the Classroom. 

We live in a stressful world and our nation’s children and adults are coping with new and prevalent emotional realities we can’t ignore. Intentional and equitable Social and Emotional Wellness is Critical.

Tumaini DC Announces Partnership with The Grant Cardone Foundation to Expand Opportunities for At-Risk Youth 


Tumaini DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that designs and facilitates culturally responsive Social and Emotional Learning curricula, training, and programming for students and adults. The Tumaini Way, our evidence-based SEL curriculum and implementation model has transformed climate and culture in schools and community-based organizations in the US and abroad.

The mission of Tumaini DC, Inc. is to cultivate the next generation of socially responsible and culturally competent youth and adults through transformational social and emotional learning resources and experiences.

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Our curriculum, and professional development opportunities ensure that each student, in each school, in each community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
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What Are the Students Saying?

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Janae Bailey
Tumaini SEL Academy Participant
"Tumaini DC gave me a second chance at life when I wanted to give up. This organization taught me how to make better decisions, control my attitude, build better relationships, and get involved in my community. Years later, I am still connected to my Tumaini Mentor, who has helped me define and pursue my personal and professional goals.”
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Ean Bowie
Tumaini SEL Summer 2020 SEL Academy
"By going through the Tumaini Way Curriculum this summer, I learned that people are placed in your life to help and support you. There is power in empathy and I can change my community.”
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Jashawn Evans
Tumaini 2020 Virtual SEL Academy Participant
"During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tumaini DC provided me with an opportunity to attend virtual sessions that assisted me with life skills that will lead to success in college and career. I am happy to be #TeamTumaini.”
Muhammed Toumbou
Tumaini SEL Summer 2020 SEL Academy
"The Tumaini Way Curriculum taught me that understanding your emotions and knowing how to control them is one of the things that separate men from boys. I have learned how to manage my emotions, advocate for change in my community, and build healthier relationships.”

May 2021 TumainiCon SEL Experience

The Tumaini 2020 Virtual Social and Emotional Learning Academy 

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