Community Designer & Manager
As Community Designer & Manager, Kendra activates learning, relationship-building, and action opportunities with partners in our network as they tackle systemic challenges across the STEM education ecosystem.
Kendra is committed to cultivating transformative learning communities that empower us toward collective action and situate ourselves within movements for social change. Before joining the 100Kin10 team, she was Assistant Director of Civic Engagement & Social Justice at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. There, she managed programs that inspired a shared commitment to dismantling oppression, and centered deep, intentional community-building across students, faculty, and staff. Kendra’s professional roots are in the nonprofit arts field, and she previously worked with EmcArts to facilitate knowledge exchange among a network of arts administrators experimenting with organizational change practices.
Kendra received her B.A. from Smith College, where she studied perspectives on race, identity, visual culture, museums, and systemic change. In addition to her work at 100Kin10, she regularly develops and delivers curriculum, workshops, documentation, and evaluative processes with universities, youth development initiatives, and racial equity organizations.
What do you think is most critical to building a strong community and network of partners?
I believe that community-building begins with relationships grounded in trust. In my role as a community manager, I strive to help partners value themselves as capable contributors toward the change we envision, and to prioritize personal, meaningful connections with others to support their individual work and learning. A strong network inspires feelings of expansiveness, belonging, and curiosity: When partners choose to grow their relationships with each other, we serve our movement’s growth, impact, and its potential to seed new ideas, actions, and commitments together.