Please join me in giving our newest team member, Tawana Jacobs, a warm welcome to DC Action for Children!
Tawana Jacobs leads strategic brand and communications efforts for Under 3 DC and shines a spotlight on the need for more public investments for families with infants and toddlers.
Tawana is an accredited public relations (APR) professional with over 20 years of experience in leading marketing communications programs and public interest campaigns for nonprofits, government agencies, and strategic communication firms. She is a 2020 Higher Heights Senior Leadership Fellow and a proud Terp as a University of Maryland graduate.
Prior to joining DC Action, Tawana was a consultant for the Montgomery County, Maryland’s Early Care and Education and Policy Office, and the National Black Coalition for Black Civic Participation/Black Women’s Roundtable. She began her career at DC’s Bread for the City. Her wide-ranging background includes international development communications - she led communications for an alliance of international nongovernmental organizations at the Pittsburgh G20.
To get to know Tawana a bit better, we asked her a few key questions...
What's your favorite DC spot?
What's your favorite genre of music to work to?
It depends on my mood, either alternative R & B or underground hip hop
As a child, what did you say you were going to be when you grew up?
A sports anchor
What's your favorite app
Here's the clincher...food cuisine you just can't do without
Vegan soul food
When Tawana is not working, she spends her spare time cooking tasty plant-based meals, enjoying music, sports, and art and traveling to and from her hometown of Detroit to spend time with her husband (a DC native) who is a design student.
Please feel free to reach out to Tawana Jacobs and welcome her to the team!