About the Tearte Family Foundation
The Tearte Family Foundation (TFF) was founded in 2012 with initial funding by Curtis and Jylla Tearte. It is an approved 501c(3) private foundation. The TFF works through partnerships to identify students with academic promise and leadership potential to become Tearte Scholars and receive leadership training, personal development through coaching and mentoring and financial awards to complete high school and pursue post-secondary education, Global Studies, STEM and career goals. Current partners include Brandeis University, Teach for America, 100 Black Men, Howard University, Livingston College, Hallahan Catholic High School for Girls, Posse Foundation, , Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.