Foothill Farms Resident Hired to Direct United Way Project
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Foothill Farms resident Kula Koenig has been hired as director of United Way California Capital Region’s Square One Project that is working to end poverty in the region by ensuring children have all of the resources they need to graduate from high school prepared for college or career.
“I want kids to be inspired and feel wholly supported in achieving their dreams,” Koenig said. “Removing barriers to academic success is what we as a community can do through the Square One Project, and it's what excites me about this position.”
Prior to joining United Way, Koenig served as government relations director for the American Heart Association and as district director for former Assemblymember Roger Dickinson. She has worked on various campaigns including one to increase funding for youth development programs in Sacramento. She serves as president of the Black Women Organized for Political Action Sacramento Chapter and holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington DC.
United Way California Capital Region leads the Square One Project, its 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of local students who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. Through nine decades of work and research across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties, the local United Way believes ending poverty starts in school and is working to ensure kids meet important milestones for success in college or career. To donate or volunteer: YourLocalUnitedWay.org.
Source: Kristin Thébaud Communications