PROGRAM AND EDUCATION SPECIALIST
Becca Tarleton spent her childhood in Moscow, Russia, where her parents served as missionaries. She moved to Jackson, TN for college, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Union University and worked in a residential treatment facility for teenagers addicted to drugs and alcohol. In her spare time, Becca learned to drive (not something she had to do in Russia), drink sweet tea, and say ‘y’all’. 7 years later, she’s fitting in pretty well as a Tennesseean.
Becca moved to Memphis for a year long internship with Service Over Self, where she was able to work with both the Binghampton Development Corporation and Cornerstone Prep School. There, she became passionate about holistically serving kids and families who face racial, socioeconomic, and societal barriers to success. She was able to wear a lot of hats in this role as she did everything from grant writing to leading after school clubs for students.
Becca began pursuing a Master’s in Social Work from Union, while working at Cornerstone Prep School. At Cornerstone Prep, she became passionate about trauma informed care and was able to lead groups, advocate for students and parents, and foster student success academically and socially, as she served as a member of the school’s Behavior Team. She loves figuring out creative ways to support kids. She is excited to join the Memphis Family Connection Center in the vision to provide real hope to adoptive and foster families through holistic care.