About The Founder

Dr. Cokethea Hill is an innovative collaborator with over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit sector organizing communities, building collaborative partnerships, and strengthening assets in urban communities. Known for her strategic approach to assisting organizations with aligning their organizational mission with the needs of the people they serve, Cokethea has a keen ability for building relationships and mobilizing others towards an identified goal. A native of Kansas City, she earned her undergraduate degree from Central Missouri State University, a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Avila University, and a Doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.


Dr. Hill is a servant leader with a heart for public service. She has held elected offices, serving on the Kansas City Public School Board and The Kansas City City Council. Currently, Cokethea currently serves as the Chair of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Vice-Chair of the City Plan Commission, and board members for Turn The Page KC and The Urban Neighborhood Initiative.