Kimberley Jackson-Brown, Managing Director LEAP
Kimberley Jackson-Brown is a Managing Director LEAP. LEAP is a company that provides educational arts programming in New York City public schools to students who are underserved in the arts. As a Managing Director, I support schools in my portfolio in District 9,10 and 12 in the Bronx. I work with Program Directors, Site Coordinator, Teaching Artist, and Group Leaders who impact students from K-8th grade. I grew up in Harlem and I am product of after school. I understand the importance of after school within a community and the impact it makes on the youth and families it serves. I have worked in the nonprofit youth development field for over 15 years. My passion for Youth Development causes me to always strive for high quality programming.Within my roleas Managing Director at LEAP, I have had an opportunity to build deep partnerships with the schools and communities I work with. I work hard in helping create opportunities for students to access the arts and have the same opportunity regardless of their circumstance.I am also very much interested in Fundraising and Development and learning how this very important work and how the mix of revenues, grants, gifts, and sponsorships is the best way to ensure sustainability for my company’s mission.I enjoy reading, eating out, photography, and reality TV. My husband and I are the LAST diehard Knick fans along with Spike Lee. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and English.