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Ta-Tanisha Wright
Ta-Tanisha was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Mr. John and Callie Wright. As a long-time resident of Jersey City, she attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School and the Academy of Saint. Aloysius High School. Following high school, she studied at Kean University, graduating with a B.A. in Psychology. She is the mother of three children Tatyana, Taryn, and Jayson. Ta-Tanisha started her career as a customer service representative, eventually becoming part of the Verizon Management team, where she worked for fifteen years. 

In 2007, she became a licensed Etiquette instructor and started her etiquette school, The Wright Etiquette, LLC. The school instructs children and adults on etiquette, manners, and social graces. During this time, Ta-Tanisha began to form a bond and passion for teaching while working with children. She decided that teaching was something she enjoyed, so she enrolled at St. Peter’s University, completing the master’s degree program in Teaching, and graduating Summa Cum laude in 2017.

Ta-Tanisha has been an educator for the past decade, teaching Kindergarten at the Martin Center for the Arts, PS #41 in Jersey City. In the 2020-2021 school year, she was nominated and awarded Teacher of the year. While serving as an educator, Ta-Tanisha is inspired by her role as the Co-chairperson of the school’s climate committee. The committee provides community services and funding to charities and local organizations.  

Ta-Tanisha is a member of Zion Baptist Church of Jersey City, under the leadership of Reverend. Jamal T. Johnson formed the Zion Cares Community Development Corporation, and as Executive Director, she aims to make a lasting impact on the Jersey City community and beyond. Its initiatives and activities are designed to transform and improve the community.

Zion Cares CDC hosts monthly food distributions, and year-long community events: such as
  • Annual coat drive,
  • Easter Egg Hunt,
  • Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway
  • Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway
  • Monthly Family Packs to local schools

Zion Cares CDC has developed a great network of sponsors and consistently seeks ways to expand our partnership opportunities.  She is also an active member of The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated Alpha Chapter. With the help and support of the church, community and partners, Zion Cares’ vision for 2023 and beyond is rehabilitating the church property at 2 Madison Avenue to develop a shared community space, offering transitional and low-income housing and an extension of our food pantry. Zion Cares will continue to seek support from  community developers and donors actively.
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