President/CEO – Urban League of Greater Kansas City

In addition to providing leadership and direction for advancing all Urban League programs and its mission, Gwen is engaged in numerous civic and community organizations, including the Executive Committee of the Urban Neighborhood Initiative Board of Directors,  President of the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) Buildings Corporation Board, KCPS Superintendent’s Business/Economic Development Advisory Council, Kauffman Foundation KC Scholars Implementation Committee, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Diversity Committee, Urban Summit Education Committee, Black/Brown Coalition, YMCA QALICB Inc., Board of Directors, and more.

Ms. Grant is a Ruckette on KCPT’s RUCKUS show – a weekly political free-for-all that looks at the news of the day and the issues that face Kansas City in a lively roundtable format. The first female CEO in the affiliate’s 97-year history, Gwendolyn is a strong and passionate advocate for social justice and economic empowerment for African Americans and women. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the National Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Leadership Award for Advancing Racial Equity, William Jewel College Yates Medallion for Distinguished Service, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Community Service Award, and the National Urban League Association of Executives Academy of Fellows designation.

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