Kim Janey
Senior Project Director

Kim M. Janey has more than twenty years of experience in community organizing and child advocacy. As Senior Project Director at Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC), Ms. Janey leads the Boston School Reform project in its effort to advocate for systemic policy reforms that ensure equity and excellence in education for all children in the Boston Public Schools, with a special emphasis on closing achievement and access gaps for children of color, children living in poverty, English language learners, and students with disabilities.

Ms. Janey is a recognized leader for her work in ensuring equal access to high quality education. She has earned unique credibility with grassroots parent and community groups, as well as civic leaders and city officials. Ms. Janey has received national recognition for her work and was invited to appear as a panelist on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC. Ms. Janey is often sought after for her insight and expertise on education issues and is frequently quoted in the media. She has been invited to speak to a number of groups and organizations, including serving as a guest speaker for classes at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and as a panelist during the 2014 Roxbury International Film Festival.

Ms. Janey has a wealth of experience working with, and helping to build, coalitions and community networks, as well as parent, student, church, and community organizations. Prior to joining MAC, she worked as a Community Organizer for Parents United for Child Care. There she helped develop and implement a state-wide issue-based campaign and founded a “neighborhood chapter” of parents committed to fighting for affordable, quality child care. While attending Smith College, she facilitated the coordination of three Freedom Schools under the guidance of the Children’s Defense Fund, after completing training at the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute.

In addition to her work at MAC, Ms. Janey is very active in her community. Born and raised in Boston, she is a proud resident of Roxbury and is the parent of a BPS graduate. She serves on the Board of Directors for MassVOTE, Discover Roxbury, and Diamond Girls Boston, Inc. She is also a member of the NAACP Boston branch. Ms. Janey was re-elected as a member of the Ward 12 Democratic Committee in 2012. She is also the founder of the Historic Moreland Street Neighborhood Association and served as its president for its first four years.