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Tara Sherry-Torres, MSW is an event planner, community organizer, and entreprenuer. For over 15 years Tara has worked in neighborhood based organizations focusing on nonprofit management, social service delivery, economic and community development in New York City and Pittsburgh, PA. In 2014, Tara founded her own social enterprise, Cafe Con Leche, an award winning event production and media company that hosted Latin pop-up events around Pittsburgh. A hostess at heart, Tara continues to produce her own art and food events.
Leveraging her professional experiences and skills Tara started her own consulting firm out of a vision of supporting nonprofits in building authentic relationships with their stakeholders. Specializing in communications, event planning, and community outreach, TST Productions is a creative and multifaceted consulting company that is on the leading cusp of implementing new community engagement practices.
Tara received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Puerto Rican & Latino studies from Brooklyn College and a Master of Social Work from The University of Pittsburgh. She previously worked at The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, as a bilingual troop organizer, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, where she spearheaded a two year engagement process for the neighborhood master plan, and RightRides for Women’s Safety where she organized free late night rides for queer, trans, and genderqueer individuals.
A regular contributor La Jornada Latina Pittsburgh, Tara's covers topics such as local politics, lifestyle, arts and culture. In 2015, Tara was a featured panelist on NPR's "Going There With Michele Martin". She was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Post Gazette’s People to Meet, and Creator of the Year by Pittsburgh’s Techology Council. Currently Tara sits on the board of the Pittsburgh Land Bank.
About TST Productions
TST Productions creatively builds authentic relationships. We are a value-based consulting firm that works with nonprofit and community based organizations to enhance stakeholder relationships, facilitate communication, and plan for equitable action. Our expertise is in community engagement and outreach for place-based planning.