Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

MAKERS Moment

Being Santa

Being Santa

More From Lydia

In this video

Tagged as

Cincore-Templeton on the program she started to make sure kids get new gifts at Christmas, a program in its thirteenth year.

Lydia's Biography

iPad or Note pad?: Note pad    
Early Bird or Night Owl?: Early bird  
Spontaneous or Methodical?: Both
Prepare or Cram?: Both

Lydia Cincore-Templeton is the President and CEO of Children Youth and Family Collaborative, an academic and social development organization serving over 4,000 foster and at-risk youth at 25 sites in Los Angeles and Compton. She has been involved in community service for over 26 years and has received numerous honors, including being named the California State Legislature Woman of the Year in March 2005.
 
Lydia is a member of United Methodist Women, Top Ladies of Distinction, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Bishops' Task Force on Children and Poverty, and the Los Angeles District Multiculturalism Team. She holds a degree from Loyola University of the South and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. In 1996, Lydia was assigned to Goma, Zaire where she served as the Country Manager and coordinated the United Methodist humanitarian response to the Hutu-Tutsi Conflict in Rwanda.

Related Videos

Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison
First African-American Woman in Space

Growing up in the southside of Chicago, Mae Jemison was always curious about space. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a medical doctor and worked in Liberia and...

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
First Latina Elected to Congress

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen fled Castro’s Cuba with her family when she was eight. She was educated in Miami’s Little Havana and earned her Bachelor’s degree in 1975, bef...

Susan Sygall
Susan Sygall
CEO of Mobility International USA

Susan Sygall’s work has transformed international exchange and global development for people with disabilities. Sygall became a wheelchair rider after a car accident at age 1...

Megan Smith
Megan Smith
U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Megan Smith is the United States’ third-ever Chief Technology Officer. In that position, she’ll guide the Obama Administration’s information-technology policy and...