Tina Carter has more than 20 years of experience working in nonprofit and education. Prior to becoming the director of the Mary and Frances Youth Center in January 2010, Carter managed two school-based after-school programs in Rhode Island, serving more than 200 students daily. Her previous experience also includes directing AmeriCorps programs, coordinating service-learning initiatives, volunteer management and team-building facilitator. Carter manages the daily operations of the Mary and Frances Youth Center, which includes the Lobs & Lessons program, Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) and VCU’s Safety and Protection of Minors Policy. In this position, Carter focuses on development, curriculum planning, community relations, evaluation and volunteer management. She is certified in Youth Works Methods by the David P. Weikart Center.
Carter's community activities include serving on the advisory board of the Richmond Tennis Association and several committees to include Richmond Public Schools, RVA Youth Development Network, Richmond OST System and National Summer Learning Association.
- Master of Education in educational leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in social work, East Tennessee State University
- Certificate in nonprofit management, Virginia Commonwealth University