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24hrmom Presents: Beating the ODDS~Ms.Tanisha Cunningham

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Making a way out of no way, Tanisha A. Cunningham has beaten the odds and redefined the stereotypes associated with children in foster care. Coming from a troubled and abusive home and then entering into an environment that would later question her success in life, she was determined to take control of her destiny. Today, Tanisha holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, a Masters degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University and has over 17 years experience working in government agencies including the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. Recently, Tanisha became the Founder and Executive Director to the Underground Railroad to Success, which allowed her to give birth to her vision to start a non profit organization for youth aging out of foster care. Having survived the foster care system herself by successfully transitioning to her own independence, she truly understands the fear of not knowing what's going to happen next. Now it's time for her to go back and help others through that same journey of success. With a mission to become the next Harriet Tubman of this generation, her goal is to lead as many youth in foster care as she can through the tunnel of success where they will find their independence as adults while becoming an integral part of our society.