Welcome to Civic Solutions by T.C..  I am a social entrepreneur, an educator and an activist.  I believe in the power of democracy through education and the raw, civic idealism of dreamers.


In Theresa’s twenty-five year tenure in education, she’s raised more than $25 million to advance: the civic mission of schools and higher education institutions; university faculty as Engaged Scholars; college students as Election Fellows; capacity and infrastructure building at non-profits; voting rights among disenfranchised populations; sustainability initiatives; literacy in communities at-risk; high school and college student retention and access, especially among first-generation and lower income students; training for teachers, public health and safety professionals in under-served communities; education reform; and human rights, especially as it relates to U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, and incarcerated populations in the United States and Mexico.

Cusimano holds a Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law with a Certificate in Law and Public Education.  She enjoyed receiving the faculty’s award for Outstanding Public Service, as President of the Public Interest Law Program.  Her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration was awarded by Cardinal Stritch University where she graduated cum laude.   Her undergraduate business degree in marketing and cooperative education was awarded by Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where she was presented with the Hawk Award for outstanding Academic Achievement.  At St. Joe’s it was Sister Francis Hart, SSJ, introduced her to the beauty and challenges among communities in Mexico.  Thus began Theresa’s love affair with Latin and South America.  When Theresa takes a break from her activism, she enjoys floating through the mangroves on her Stand Up Paddleboard at sunrise, sunset or under the full moon :o

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