OUR FOUNDER

 

Kimberly D. York is a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University, completing a Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is an Independent Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of blended experience in organizational leadership, youth development, training facilitation, and racial and social justice. She excels in education and community-based development, strategic planning, and systemic transformation. Her clinical competencies include resiliency-based mental health assessments, treatment planning, and conducting individual and group therapy with children, youth, and families.

As a servant leader, Kimberly has a proven record of commitment to service. She is appointed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to the New Mexico Racial Justice Council and elected as the Diversity Coordinator of Las Cruces Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She has held additional community leadership roles as the 2nd Vice President of Dona Ana County NAACP (Education Chair) and a member of the Executive Committee of the State of New Mexico Office of African American Affairs. She has provided consulting services to many organizations including Las Cruces Public Schools, United Way of Southwest New Mexico, Ngage New Mexico, and La Casa.

 

Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Capital University. She earned a Masters of Social Administration and a Masters of Nonprofit Organizations(specialization in Nonprofit Management) from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Additionally, Kimberly is an alum of the Treu – Mart Resiliency and Youth Development Fellowship at CWRU’s Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations. Her international experience includes organizational and youth development in Bangladesh and the Netherlands. Kimberly holds Ohio Independent (with Supervision designation) Social Work License, New Mexico Independent Clinical Social Work license (with Supervision designation), Non-Profit Management Certification, Advanced Mediation Certification, and No Bullies, No Victims trainer. She is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, National trainer of Nurturing Parenting, and Circle of Security. She is most proud to be a National Resiliency Trainer and has completed National Character Education Training by the Josephson Institute on Ethics. She is a member of the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society and the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Adult Learners.

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Resiliency- "Bouncing back from problems and stuff with more power and more smarts." - Sean, 10th grader

 

SO WHO Enterprises is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) community based organization.

 

Our Vision

 

 To strengthen the lives of youth AND those who serve/support them.

 

 

Our Mission

 

To strengthen the lives of youth AND those who serve/support them through resiliency based character education, leadership, mentoring, professional development and supportive services.

 

 

Our Core Values

 

  • Resiliency empowers ALL lives

  • Youth are valuable resources

  • Positive youth development requires a comprehensive approach

  • Service to others is key for building healthy families and neighborhoods

  • Cultivating a healthy balance between service to others and self care