Kaylyn Williams

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Kaylyn Williams


What inspires me: Communities that love, care, and grow despite challenges and odds stacked against them

I do what I do because: I believe that all children deserve to learn, grow, and play in communities that have the necessary resources to support them

I think the world would be better if: more people listened with the intent to understand and not respond

Core Expertise: 

  • Culturally responsive qualitative research and evaluation
  • Public Health including health and education equity, food insecurity and maternal child health
  • Developing relationships
  • Integrating a racial equity lens/approach

As a consultant, Kaylyn works on a variety of projects with a diverse range of nonprofits and foundations. Kaylyn is skilled at centering community voice and building trusting relationships to advance the missions of organizations.  Believing that well managed projects facilitate more successful outcomes, Kaylyn invests in organization, collaboration, and communication to execute project deliverables. Kaylyn is a passionate facilitator and has experience facilitating a diverse array of groups and individuals.

Prior to joining Community Wealth Partners, Kaylyn worked as a Senior Project Coordinator in the Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement at the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI). Kaylyn worked with nonprofits and foundations to center equity in their work, including implementation and evaluation. Through a culturally responsive and racially equitable approach, Kaylyn worked with clients to ensure evaluations and learnings centered communities that were most impacted by the work. Kaylyn worked across multiple projects and teams ensuring efficient processes and timely deliverables.

Prior to working at MPHI, Kaylyn was a Senior Analyst in the Social and Economic Policy Division at Abt Associates. Kaylyn worked across a range of content areas including housing, food insecurity, and workforce development. At Abt, Kaylyn assisted with the development and execution of government funded research and evaluation.  Through rigorous research Kaylyn developed her analytic, project management, and qualitative research skills. Clients included the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Education as well as select foundations and non-profit organizations.

Kaylyn holds an MPH with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Yale School of Public Health and a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Health and Urban Policy and Politics from Yale University.

When not at work, Kaylyn enjoys spending time exploring her new city Philadelphia (by foot) and visiting family and friends across the country.



kwilliams [at] communitywealth [dot] com

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