Kimberley Richards, Ed.D
Kimberley Richards, Ed.D - Interim Executive Director, Core Trainer/Organizer and National
Organizer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Kimberley served as Executive Director of Southwest Gardens Economic Development Corporation until 2006. Southwest Gardens Economic Development Corporation is a neighborhood organizing,
community-based organization in Farrell, PA. Kimberley Richards is a graduate of Clark College, where she studied Education and Theater. She
received a Master’s degree in education from Westminster College, PA. Richards completed a doctoral program of study in Education at the University of Pittsburgh as a Lilly Endowment Fellow in 1995.
Kimberley Richards has studied education and theater arts and in London, England, and fabric arts in The Gambia, West Africa. As a classroom educator, Dr. Richards has worked with children and their families in Atlanta, Washington DC, New Orleans, and Farrell, PA. Currently, Kimberley Richards resides in Picayune, Mississippi.
Kimberley has been involved and serving the The People's Institute of Survival and Beyond (PISAB) since 1989. She began as a participant in the Undoing Racism (URW) workshop. Richards became an organizer of URW trainings during the time she served as director of the MAC Education Fund in NewOrleans. Kimberley, then, became a board member and in 1997 she earned her position as Core Trainer. Dr. Richards’ interests are reflective practice and assessment, as well as documentation and evaluation from a humanistic and anti-racist approach.
She is, now, Interim Executive Director and Core Trainer/Organizer at The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.