In 2018, KD Hall Foundation will continue our work to advance the future workforce for young adults with an emphasis on women and young girls. KD Hall Foundation focuses our work in three areas: Policy, STEAM 9th-12th grade girls and College-based programs.
In 2014, founders Kela and David Hall were thrilled to find out they were expecting their first child. For the first six months, they were certain that they were expecting a boy, only to discover that their baby boy was instead going to be a girl. That is when the perspective of how they saw their child’s life was changed. With only 4.6% of women in positions of CEO in fortune 500 companies, Kela and David felt that the odds were unfavorably stacked against their unborn child. On March 7th , 2015 of KaKela Diane Hall Jr. was born.
As strong willed soon-to-be parents, the two took matters into their own hands and dedicated their effort and time into bettering their daughter’s future. KD Hall Foundation’s long-term goal is to provide national programs in three goal areas and create a blue print that will be implemented across the US and internationally. In 2018, the goal has been to grow systemically, externally and infrastructure internally to meet three goals set by the leadership team.
Advocacy & Policy
The goal of addressing policy is to prepare all women and young girls for C-suite level leadership. The areas of focus for policy will be:
Project #1 Sexual harassment prevention & Gender Equity Preparation
Project #2 STEAM-Providing STEM-based programs for girls in 7-12th grade
Project #3 College-based programs
As an ambassador it was amazing to see and work with a black women working hard to create something great for everyone which is something unfortunately I've never saw or done before. It was eye opening and very motivating. Being ambassador I was constantly remained that I was the right track by being in college pursuing my dreams And kela was sure to constantly remind me and my fellow ambassadors that we are capable.
As an ambassador for Women on the Rise 2016, I not only gained skills I can use in the future but did so in the company of a diverse array of inspiring women. From politicians and police chiefs to women in fashion and business, I had the opportunity to gain real world experience and make tangible connections with leaders of my community as they in turn empowered each other.
- Essance King
- Keelin Everly Lang
College & Community Partnership Testimonies
Kela Hall and the KD Hall Communications company are rare jewels. I have had the privilege of partnering with a core group of organizations and small businesses in King County that provide internship opportunities to homeless young adults seeking to gain employment skills that will make them more competitive in the work force. KD Hall Communications is the only partnership that connects youth to a specialized field.
- Leslie Daniels
Employment Resource Specialist
Clear Path to Employment
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