Tanuke “Tangi” Smith is Founder of the Texas Federation of the People Foundation, a grass-roots organization dedicated to promoting legislative changes in the great state of Texas for individuals who have successfully paid their debts to society by completing their sentences. Passionate about getting people jobs with decent wages, ensuring they can live in safe communities, and reuniting families, Tangi founded established the organization in 2016 to help ex-residents of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice thrive.
Herself all-too familiar with the constant repudiation of employment and housing caused by a non-violent felony that ended in a conviction, Tangi has dedicated her life to uplifting those in her community. The organization offers rehabilitation and reentry services, as well as wrap-around service that will assist adults in juveniles get back on track reunite with families.
After graduating from Jack Yates High School, Tangi went on to work for the Reverend Michael and Charlotte Bill at Bill Clare Family Mortuary. Upon raising her children to adulthood, she went back to school, earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in Journalism from Texas Southern University. While enrolled, she worked her way up to become Vice President of the TSU Enactus Club, and personally trained under Dorris Ellis, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Sun.
In addition to being a member of the ISFP, Tangi serves as Community Advisory Board chair of KPFT Community Radio. She credits her success to focus, faith and perseverance.
International Society of Female Professionals VIP Member Tangi Smith can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.