Letitia Dowling has earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Coastal Carolina University. She has 15 years of experience across the education spectrum as a teacher in public and charter schools, drop-out prevention specialist, school principal, director of alternative teacher certification, senior operations manager for national nonprofit of grantmaking organizations. Letitia has facilitated trainings and sessions on first year teacher development, coaching and evaluations, developing and managing hiring processes for school leaders. Her experiences include project management, revision of policies for school boards and teacher certification regulations and school district accountability systems. She has worked as consultant for the Georgia Department DOE as grant evaluator to award technology and innovation grants to more than 100 schools across the state. As a director with a national nonprofit for education reform, Letitia managed a statewide RT3 grant for six school districts, conducted trainings for KIPP principals and worked as a project manager on a team to reform Camden, NJ School District.
As a community advocate, Letitia has established a community nonprofit, Denmark Cares to address water quality concerns, equitable access for resources with secondary education, recreation and social services. As the founder of this organization, Letitia has spoken before the SC Legislative Oversight Committee, SC Senate Subcommittees, SC Rural Infrastructure Authority and SC DHEC Water Bureau Officials. Denmark Cares has successfully worked the SCELP as a partner to issue a rulemaking order to SC DHEC for the improvement of regulation and oversight of rural water systems and other water quality concerns.
Since the establishment of Denmark Cares, the primary focus has been programs and resources to uplift the youth of our community. Denmark Cares has facilitated many sessions to serve youth for academic remediation and support. This has included afterschool and out of school programs for remediation and enrichment. Denmark Cares has also led the efforts to re-establish the youth recreations programs. Some of the programs that we are most proud of includes: Adopt a High School Senior, Girls Empowerment Sessions, Christmas Angels, fundraisers for youth travel and Back to School initiatives. Denmark Cares has also managed satellite sites to offer assistance with funding and resources for energy and rental assistance.
The successes of Letitia’s career and life are grounded in a strong belief in Christ as a life long member of the Church of God in Christ. As a member, Letitia serves as an administrator for her local church, appointed as clerk for the general assembly of the SC Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ (state level) and the national coordinator of COGIC Ladies for Church of God in Christ, Inc. (national level). Letitia Dowling is more than blessed to be the mother of two sons and one grandson who inspire her to be a Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman.