Timothea Howard is the Community Engagement and Learning Director for CentroNia a community based, bilingual, multi-cultural learning center in Washington, DC. She is a community, labor and cultural organizer who served with the American Federation of Teachers, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-Council 31, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and as a campus recruiter for the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute. From 1998-2001, she served as the Senior Organizer for the National Organizers Alliance.
In Washington, DC, Timothea was the Lead Organizer for the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative and the community-organizing consultant for DC VOICE. She conducted organizing trainings for the National Organizers Alliance, Black Radical Congress, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, DC VOICE, Mothers on the Move, LISTEN, Inc., the Michigan Coalition against Domestic Violence – Women of Color Caucus, and the Inter-Group Community Initiative of the Mosaic Foundation. Timothea serves on the board of directors of the Nuclear Information and Research Service, the Praxis Project and the DC WritersCorp. Timothea is the National Outreach Coordinator for California Newsreel and the film RACE – The Power of an Illusion a three-part documentary series produced for public television.
As a working artist, Timothea graduated from the Corcoran School of Art with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Upon graduation, she worked as a painter before entering the theater full time. Beginning with the Source Theater Company under the mentorship of Bart Whiteman and at DC Stage with Dorothy Neumann, Timothea worked as a stage manager, stage hand, properties manager, producer and director for 11 seasons with Gala Hispanic Theater, The New Arts Theater, Sanctuary Theater, the Kennedy Center Opera House and Programs for Children and Youth, the National Theater, New Playwrights Theater, Horizon Feminist Theater, Dance Place, the Pola Nirenska Dance Company, the Primary Movers Performance Company and Anacostia Repertory Company. Ms. Howard is a member of Sophie’s Parlor Feminist Radio Collective on Pacifica Station WPFW. During the firs Gulf War, she hosted Another Perspective a news program produced by the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC and Shasta Communications.
In 1999, Timothea received the Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellowship Award.