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June Employee Spotlight: Quaniqua Carthan

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Quaniqua Carthan, program director of the One Second Collaborative

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month and we’re highlighting Quaniqua Carthan, program director of the One Second Collaborative (OSC), who’s making a significant difference in the lives of many, helping to create a safer and more resilient Tarrant County.

OSC is a UWTC-led program bringing voices together from community organizations, local government and youth to break the cycle of youth gun violence. 

In her role, Quaniqua supports community-based organizations and works closely with the OSC Steering Committee and Youth Steering Committee to identify and respond to the needs of individuals and communities impacted by youth gun violence.

UWTC’s commitment to community collaboration drew the Houston native to our team. 

“I chose to join UWTC because it offers an opportunity to contribute to co-creating a collaborative framework that prioritizes the voices and experiences of youth and families affected by gun violence,” shared Quaniqua. 

Outside of her impactful work with OSC, Quaniqua enjoys a variety of hobbies that reflect her vibrant personality. She loves painting, hiking, traveling, shopping locally, and mentoring young people. And here’s a fun fact: Quaniqua won an archery contest in the 8th grade and still loves archery!

OSC is supported by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds administered by Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth.