Kevin Ervin is now the Executive Director of Change for Kids. He’s a passionate advocate for public schools, and joins us from the NYC Department of Education District 2, where he held both operational and administrative roles. An individualized approach to strengthening schools is critical to positively affect change where it is needed most, Kevin believes, and he’s been in the trenches long enough to see what’s working, and what isn’t.
Earlier in his career, he was responsible for transforming Vacamas Programs for Youth from a single-service non-profit into a multi-service, multi-city non-profit in under a decade. Kevin holds an Executive Master of Public Administration degree from NYU, and a Bachelor of Science Leadership degree from Northeastern University. He is also a musician who plays seven instruments, and he fills any room he’s in with his boundless, infectious energy.
Kevin was most drawn to Change for Kids by the passion that permeates the organization — from the Board Chair to the volunteers — and the sense that everyone working with CFK is here for the right reasons. He is especially inspired by the true partnership between CFK and our schools. Kevin’s convinced that CFK’s model of combining the best practices of numerous education and youth development programs positions us to trail-blaze a path for a new program model that can become a true partner with the City of New York, and the front-runner of school partnership models.
Here’s Kevin, in his own words: “Change for Kids is creating real, positive change in elementary schools throughout New York City’s most underserved communities. Knowing firsthand the power of education to create options and opportunity, I am so proud to lead the charge to bolster the vision of this committed organization.” We are so excited for everyone to meet him!