Kelly Young is the director of Education Reimagined, an initiative of Convergence. Kelly was previously the Interim Chief of the Office of Family and Public Engagement (OFPE) for the District of Columbia Public Schools, where she helped implement high-impact family engagement strategies to drive student achievement and school improvement. With extensive experience in community organizing, fundraising, and strategic planning, Kelly was able to support D.C. communities in building bridges across ideological boundaries and developing a shared vision for progress. Prior to joining DCPS, Kelly was a founding Vice President of Convergence.
Before Convergence, Kelly worked as an organizational development consultant for entrepreneurial non-profits, providing support in strategic planning and fundraising. She also has several years of experience in grassroots organizing and campaign field operations.
From 1998 to 2007, Kelly served as the Executive Director of a national political organization. Under her leadership, the organization thrived and grew exponentially in size and reach — helping elect over a hundred of candidates nationwide.
She is the mother of two young children. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Virginia.