Kim Y. Jones, a native Washingtonian, is an experienced leader, youth and family advocate, and attorney. She has advocated for our city’s youth and their families throughout her career, working extensively across youth mental health, delinquency, health access, and special education. Altogether, Kim brings over 20+ years of nonprofit leadership experience to her role as Executive Director of One Common Unity.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctorate from the District of Columbia School of Law (now the David A. Clark School of Law at UDC). She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Kim is the recipient of several honors, including the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation Exponent Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and the Advocate for Justice Award by David A. Clarke School of Law (formerly Antioch School of Law/DC School of Law), awarded to alums dedicated to serving the public interest.
Before One Common Unity, Kim most recently served as the Executive Director of the Washington School of Psychiatry and the Eugene Meyer Treatment Center, where she improved operations through automation and compliance. Past positions include the Executive Director of The Advocacy Center of Louisiana, Inc., in New Orleans, LA, and Executive Director of Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc., in Washington, DC.
Throughout her career, Kim has been responsible for building and maintaining sustainable organizations. She has contributed to the conceptualization, development and capacity-building of several nonprofit organizations, including School Talk, the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, Cybertorial, Asian American Lead, Columbia Heights Family Support Collaborative, Columbia Heights Youth Club, Friends of the Anacostia Public Library and countless others.
Kim serves on the Board of Directors of the McClendon Center and Cybertorial, Inc in her spare time. She served four (4) years as a volunteer General Counsel to the Nation’s Capital Child Development Center in Washington DC. She is passionate about developing leaders in the nonprofit sector and has been coordinating the Black Female Executive of Washington since 2020, an organization committed to supporting the professional development of Black Female Leadership in nonprofit organizations.