Founding Staff Member, City Year, Inc.
Kristen Atwood was a founding staff member of City Year, Inc. She played an instrumental role in the development of the organization. Kristen recruited the corps for City Year’s summer pilot program in 1988; she also influenced the culture of City Year profoundly by using her fluency in American Sign Language to devise tools and other cultural elements that are still in use today. Kristen continues to serve as a resource on City Year’s strategy for international growth and expansion and has been a champion of City Year South Africa.
Kristen is the proud mother of five children and is actively involved in the Nobles School, where two of her children are currently students.