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Founder/ Executive Director, Tressie Bloodworth along with her three brothers were raised by their Grandmother, Leona Scott. Leona raised her four grandchildren with minimal outside assistance while on a fixed income. Her goal was to keep her grandchildren together and raise them. She was able to witness each of her grandchildren reach adulthood. She passed away on December 31st, 2019 after she fulfilled her promise of always keeping them together. Her legacy of faith, family, love, grace, and strength lives on with the creation of Kinship Family Initiative, Inc. 

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Board of Directors:

Tressie Bloodworth- Founder/Executive Director

Undra Cummings - President

Angel Cannon - Secretary

Shameka Burrell - Treasurer

Tameka White - Accountant

Charity Dezelle - Program Director

Sequoyah Echols - Program Director


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"It is the reason why I am where I am today because my grandmother gave me the foundation for success that I was allowed to build upon" ~ Oprah Winfrey