Our Team


Founder & CEO

Kennedy is one of Africa’s best-known community organizers and social entrepreneurs. He is a New York Times best-selling author and the Co-Chair of the Youth Panel for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. He was raised in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, where he experienced the devastating realities of life in extreme poverty. Still, he dreamed about changing his community.

Co-Founder & COO

Jessica is an internationally recognized social entrepreneur, a New York Times best selling author and the co-founder and COO of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). 


Operations & Program Director
Operations Manager
Finance Manager
Human Resources Manager

Kibera Team

Deputy Headmistress & Curriculum Coordinator
M&E Manager
Economic Empowerment Coordinator
Economic Empowerment Officer
Youth Coordinator
Health Services Program Officer
Partnerships Officer
Mentorship, Partnership and Site Tour Coordinator
Special Programs Associate
Partnerships Manager
Inventory Manager
SUN Program Officer

Mathare Team

Mathare Medical Coordinator
Mathare Administrator Coordinator
SUN Program Officer
Mathare Community Relations

New York Team

Graphic Designer
Chief Advancement Officer
Partnership Coordinator
Administrative and Finance Officer
Grants and Program Content Officer
Special Advisor to the CEO
Development Associate
Communications and Marketing Officer