Civility Program Speaker: Kenya Bradshaw

Executive Director, Stand For Children

The first in her family to attend college, Kenya Bradshaw quickly found her life’s passion in education. Much of her work has involved child advocacy and education.

Bradshaw, who was raised in Memphis, received her undergraduate degree in marketing in 2002 and a master in business administration in 2003 from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Early in her career, she worked in a variety of positions advocating for children in the government, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Specific assignments included working at the Urban Child Institute, the University of Tennessee, the First Years Institute and the Shelby County Office of Early Childhood and Youth. At her last assignment, Bradshaw developed a child impact statement for local governments to use when evaluating actions taken on behalf of children.

She was named to the City of Memphis’ Youth and Guidance Commission in 2009. She joined Stand for Children, a nonprofit education reform group, in 2010.

On the Transition Planning Commission, Bradshaw serves as co-chair of the Engagement & Communications Committee.

Kenya Bradshaw

Kenya Bradshaw