Program Profiles
Althea Holford

Current Title
Managing Director of Community and Government Affairs
Current Organization
KIPP DC
Education
B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Political Science
J.D., The George Washington University Law School

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
External Relations/Marketing/Communications
Resident Organization
KIPP DC
Resident Title
Managing Director of External Affairs and Real Estate

Pre-Program Information


Previous Functional Area
External Relations/Marketing/Communications
Previous Organization
KIPP DC

The Broad Residency 2018-2020


I firmly believe that neither a ZIP code nor a lottery should dictate a student’s chances for a quality education — nor should students have to earn the privilege of attending a school that is safe, rigorous and inspiring. I was able to access an elite public high school that allowed me to dream ‘per aspera ad astra,’ setting me on that course for the rest of my life. That experience should not be held for the few. I seek to promote excellence in education for communities that have been long denied the opportunity.

Althea Holford is the managing director of external affairs and real estate at KIPP DC, leading strategic planning related to government affairs, external advocacy and real estate. Prior to joining The Broad Residency, Althea was already hard at work overseeing KIPP DC’s real estate and community relations division following an early career in city-level public service. She was a senior policy advisor to the District of Columbia’s deputy mayor for education and spearheaded the city’s reuse process for vacant school buildings in the portfolio division of the Department of General Services. Althea attended The George Washington University Law School, where she participated in the Oxford international law program. Althea earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Commonwealth Honors College.

Current Title
Managing Director of Community and Government Affairs
Current Organization
KIPP DC
Education
B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Political Science
J.D., The George Washington University Law School

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
External Relations/Marketing/Communications
Resident Organization
KIPP DC
Resident Title
Managing Director of External Affairs and Real Estate

Pre-Program Information


Previous Functional Area
External Relations/Marketing/Communications
Previous Organization
KIPP DC