A Comprehensive + Evidence-Based 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. Social and Emotional Wellness is Critical.


Tumaini DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides evidence-based Social and Emotional and Learning programming and curricula for students in the classroom and community-based settings. We provide interactive SEL-focused professional development opportunities for teachers to increase school and organizational climate & culture. Our evidence-based Social Emotional Learning curriculum, The Tumaini Way, is comprised of 25 lessons, designed on the basis of the mindfulness, brain-based learning, cognitive behavioral therapy theoretical models,  and social justice which support the five core Collaborative for Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies.  

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.


Our curriculum, resources, implementation model, and professional development opportunities ensures that each student, in each school, in each community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

What Are the Students Saying?

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.”
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.”
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.”

The Tumaini 2020 Virtual Social and Emotional Learning Academy 

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