Kim Hopes
Program Coordinator

Kim joined Northwestern and the ABCD Institute in 2012 when John McKnight asked a very connected neighbor if she knew anyone in the neighborhood with the passion and skills to become the ABCD Institute's program coordinator.

As coordinator, Kim oversees the administrative duties of the ABCD Institute.

Kim graduated from Colgate University in New York with a BA in English Literature and later from Columbia College in Chicago with another BA in Graphic Design. She worked in New York City as a paralegal for several years before returning to school for a design degree. After several more years as a senior designer at a design firm in Chicago, Kim took time off to raise her two daughters.

During these years, Kim worked as a teaching assistant and served as both vice president and president of the board of Cherry Preschool in Evanston, Illinois. She later organized and co-taught an elementary school art program, Globe Trekking Art Explorers.

In addition to her duties as program coordinator, Kim enjoys being a TA for Jody Kretzmann's Introduction to Community Development class at Northwestern University.

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