Kimberly B. Hughes is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services, Inc, EntreNous’ whose mission is to deliver holistic programs, resources and services to foster healthy communities and serves as Chief Programs Officer for Compton YouthBuild with the core values of respect, care and compassion. Ms. Hughes' past employment was as department chair/ academic coordinator and teacher of Adult Secondary Education at Harbor Community Adult School, a division of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Ms. Hughes has worked in the private and public sectors as a financial advisor, gerontologist and librarian. She holds Masters in Educational Leadership, Library/Information Science and Behavioral Science/Gerontology. Additionally, as a consultant, she works with non-profit organizations, universities and local school districts in the areas of curriculum development and program implementation. Recently, she served as an editor and chapter author for Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 18: Identifying Leaders for Urban Charter, Autonomous and Independent Schools: Above and Beyond the Standards as well as published in the Journal of Educational Administration and co-authored a chapter in Education-Based Incarceration and Recidivism: The Ultimate Social Justice Crime-Fighting Tool. Ms. Hughes has presented at conferences locally, nationally and internationally.