Wahjay- STEM is pleased to introduce our supporters to one of our grant writers, Kimberly Jackson. Each month, we will introduce the grant writers that are supporting Wahjay’s effort. Kimberly’s passion for children of Liberia via Wahjay- STEM is fuel in the fundraising process. We are happy to have her.
As grant writing project coordinator for Wahjay-STEM, Ms. Jackson brings 15+ years of executive experience in the nonprofit world. A native of Seattle, Washington, she received a Bachelor’s-level education in Sociology from Western Washington University. For more than a decade she managed nonprofit organizations in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California. Ms. Jackson also taught English in several developing countries in the MENA region which reinforced her commitment to help the impoverished, especially women and children.
Kimberly’s professional experience included work as the Director of a domestic violence shelter for women and children, and as the Deputy Director of a multi-site homeless services agency on Seattle’s Skid Row. She served as the founding Executive Director of a nonprofit that provided transitional housing for homeless women, and the Executive Director of an emergency shelter for homeless families. She has a demonstrated history of building organizations from the ground-up and restructuring failing nonprofits towards success. Ms. Jackson’s strengths include grant writing, fund development, program development and clinical supervision. Her efforts have been previously recognized by The Seattle Mayor’s Office and The King County Public Health Department. In 2005 Ms. Jackson was the recipient of the Hometown Hero Award for her work with the homeless in Washington State, and in 2013 selected as Young Careerist of the Year in East Los Angeles, California.
Currently, Ms. Jackson works as a Nonprofit Consultant and Grant Writer. She is excited to bring her background and experience to Wahjay-STEM, and believes strongly in its mission to bring STEM programming and in turn, opportunity, to the children of Liberia.