Kylie Patterson, Senior Policy Manager
Areas of Expertise: Racial Wealth Divide
Kylie Patterson is a Senior Program Manager for the Racial Wealth Divide (RWD) team at CFED. In this role, she works to bridge best practices in program implementation to policy and research solutions, with the goal of decreasing income and wealth disparities in communities of color. Kylie leads program evaluation activities of all RWD projects. She also supports the development of economic education outreach materials and communications efforts for the team.
Prior to joining CFED, Kylie worked as a consultant and engagement manager for BCT Partners, a national, minority-owned consulting firm. There, her portfolio included programmatic and financial assessments of Community Economic Development grantees for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, small business development in New Jersey’s largest cities, program evaluation, philanthropic strategy design and technical assistance. She also worked as the Manager of the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP youth employment initiative, as the Strategic Development Coordinator at EMERGE Community Development and as Pew Leadership Fellow for the Pew Center on the States.
Her work has led to the expansion of a high-performing charter school in Trenton, NJ, the publication of three major reports related to pensions and the state's revenue estimating, the annual employment of over 1,200 low-income youth in the City of Minneapolis and the development of more than 250 jobs for low-income individuals nationally.
Ms. Patterson has served on multiple boards, including the Essex County (New Jersey) Workforce Investment Board.
Ms. Patterson holds a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Political Science from Temple University and Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota. She is also a Harry S. Truman Scholar, Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow and New Leaders Council Fellow.
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