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MEET ROBIN TRENT

Robin Trent is a wife, mother, community leader, entrepreneur, 52nd Ward committeewoman, long time West Philadelphia resident and member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. She is a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES) Zeresh Chapter 103 and a Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Zeta Omega Chapter.



Robin grew up in a family of six where she was taught the value of a good education, a strong work ethic, and moral grounding. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, Philadelphia campus. She is currently the Owner of the Bentley Robe Company, one of America’s oldest Black owned and operated manufacturers of clergy, judicial, choir, and graduation attire.

        

Robin also has a tremendous amount of community based experience working extensively in the Wynnefield community. As a past Administrator/Director, for the Wynnefield Residents Association Robin coordinated and managed the development and implementation of numerous programs and services to improve the Wynnefield community. She solicited toys, hats, gloves, and scarves for children in the community.  She also collaborated with Channel 17 and Saint Joseph’s University to fund activities. An ongoing, successful food program to feed needy community residents was also established. During the summer months, she implemented and planned an affordable summer camp for area children and secured scholarships for children that were not able to afford the summer camp experience.

Robin has extensive training in strategic planning. She was instrumental in implementing successful strategic plans and strategies for Judge George Overton. She is currently a member of the Committee for Better Government and has received awards for Outstanding Community Involvement from State Senator Vincent Hughes, the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Department of Recreation, Wynnefield Advisory Council, Wynnefield Residents Association, the Los Hermanos Inc. Award for outstanding community support, and the (2013) the Philadelphia NAACP 104 Influential Black Women in Philadelphia Award.

Robin has been on the front lines of women issues way before the #MeToo Movement. She is a member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club, Northeastern Federation of Women, Pennsylvania Association of Negro Women, and The Philadelphia Coalition of Federated Women.

On the home front she is happily married to her husband, Dr.Vernard Trent, Psychologist, and they have three sons. Pastime activities include attending church and praising God, spending time with family and friends, reading, journal writing, riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle, perusing art exhibits, traveling, and cooking.