Talethia Edwards

Talethia O. Edwards is a wife and mother of seven turned community leader and advocate. Talethia has a long track record of serving in the Tallahassee community and the state of Florida. She is currently the President and Founder of the Greater Bond Neighborhood Association, where she created programs like Breakfast in the Park to feed the homeless a hot breakfast, she had parented with other organizations to host a underwear drive “ Drop the Drawers” where over 1000 pair of underwear were donated and disturbed to needy families. Edwards developed a literacy fund that raises funds and partnership with financial institutions to incentivized community youth for meeting their reading goals and teach financial literacy skills and youth entrepreneurial ship skills; she has also organized Community Walks and Family Health days. Talethia works closely with local city and county government to help bring positive change to her community. She was named City of Tallahassee 2016 Neighbor of the Year. Talethia believes in strong families and strong communities and exemplifies this through her service through board leadership for several organizations she holds dear to her heart. She is also Parent Partner for the ECCS state of Florida Team who are federal grantees working to decrease developmental delays in children birth to three there Talethia uses her voice to advocate and empower families to become active partners in their communities and children life.

Talethia continues her commitment and advocacy through volunteerism and service through board work with agencies like Kids, Inc. of the Big Bend, Early Head Start, CACA Head Start, The PHI Center, Tallahassee Lenders Consortium, and committees like the Early Childhood Obesity Prevention (ECOP) task force, the Leon County school district advisory committee, and Title I advisory committee; and working closely with her community by serving as her neighborhood association president. She also serves on her children’s school advisory committee, PTO vice president, and as parent partner for the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems state of Florida team. As her commitment and service list goes on, she is firmly committed to forwarding the work of parental engagement, advocacy, and empowerment because she believes in strong families and strong communities.