Talmira Hill joined The Community Builders, Inc., in April 2012 as vice president, Ways & Means. Talmira leads the development and expansion of programs that assist more than 4,400 residents of mixed-income housing in fulfilling their aspirations for financial stability and asset development, youth development and education, workforce development, and community engagement across the TCB portfolio.
Previously, Talmira founded the T. L. Hill Group led an independent firm that designs innovative, partnership-driven initiatives to improve education, workforce development and youth development outcomes in low-income and underrepresented communities for mission-driven non-profit organizations, philanthropic institutions and federal agencies – among them being Big Picture Learning, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Ford Foundation, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Youth Transition Funders Group. Prior to consulting, Talmira was a program officer with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and served as a special assistant to the Under Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton Administration. Talmira began her career in international economic development as an intern with Africare and considers her years living and working in Senegal, West Africa, as critically significant in shaping her perspectives.
Talmira earned a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. Author of Setting the Stage for New High Schools: Municipal Leadership in Supporting High School Alternatives (2007), Talmira serves on the boards of Diploma Plus, Inc., and HJW Edgeworks Dance Theater.Contact: