Tyehimba Turner

Chicago Community Engagement Fellow


Tyehimba Turner graduated from Dominican University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in fashion design. During his studies, he developed interest in political science and law, leading him to take additional coursework in these fields. After graduation, he served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Chicago HOPES for Kids, an organization working to increase literacy within Chicago’s displaced youth population. While there, he ran programming at two shelters, managing volunteers and working to educate students. He continued his service as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Liberia,where he taught secondary science, educated communities about public health, and connected community members to their local clinic. Tyehimba is currently a Community Engagement Fellow at UNICEF USA. Fellows serve as grassroots and national spokespersons, utilizing UNICEF USA’s education, advocacy, and fundraising initiatives to create change in the lives of children around the world.