President and Chief Executive Officer
Kennedy is an internationally recognized community leader. The first time Kennedy ever had extra money—20 cents in 2004—he bought a soccer ball and started Shining Hope for Communities. Kennedy is a 2010 Echoing Green Fellow, 2012 Cordes Fellow, and was recently honored by President William J. Clinton.
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Jessica is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and activist. She won the 2010 Do Something Award and was named “America’s top-world changer 25 and under” live on VH1, and is a 2010 Echoing Green fellow. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University in May 2009 with honors in African-American Studies. She is twenty-five-years-old and fluent in Swahili.