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Portia Richardson CEO/Founder of Tumaini DC, Inc., a Washington, DC area-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that transforms communities and schools through culturally responsive and trauma-informed social and emotional learning curricula and programming for students and adults. Tumaini means hope in Swahili. Developed by Portia Richardson, Tumaini DC offers an evidence-based, Social and Emotional Learning for grades 6-12 curriculum called, The Tumaini Way. 

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Through The Impact Institute, an exclusive learning space + community for social entrepreneurs, Portia provides coaching and consulting services to aspiring and thriving non-profit founders. 




In a Meeting



You have BIG social and emotional learning, trauma-informed care, and climate and culture goals for your school and district. We have culturally responsive consulting services to help you accomplish them. 


We take the time to understand the unique challenges school and district leaders face and then tailor our approach to satisfy the exact needs of the districts we support.

L. hinnant, 
founder of chosen to win, inc.

Portia pushed, encouraged, and mentored me through the entire process of developing my organization. I could not have made it this far as a founder without her knowledge and expertise. Portia's professionalism, intelligence, and consistency have pushed me to higher heights in the non-profit space, and will continue to use her services!

K. Hopkins, 
founder of dangers of the minds, inc.

"Portia Richardson has coached my company on effective strategy to break into the educational market, which led to the first pilot of our curriculum in a major school district. Portia is very sharp and a thought leader in the education industry. I would highly recommend her services to anyone that is looking to make impact in their perspective fields. She will become dedicated to your vision and ensure that your needs are met." 

T. Jefferson, 
founder of yikes yoga, inc.

"Working with Portia has been a Godsend! She's professional, insightful, and resourceful to say the least! Beyond the services she provides, she is also a vision clarifier and amplifier. She helped me see my vision as a necessity for my community, not just a dream! Portia pushed me to think bigger and create bigger. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work with her and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future. 

Get in Touch With Portia richardson

Washington, DC  /  Tel. 202-855-3630

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