Kim Council is concerned about economic development and truly affordable
housing. As the former President of the East New York Housing Development Corporation, she was instrumental in implementing 200 plus units of affordable housing in East New York with additional projects underway. She also assisted in the development of 100 plus units of affordable housing through the Berean Community and Family Life Center.
Kim is committed to our youth. She has hosted annual empowerment
conferences for youth with workshops on self-esteem, sexual health, anger
management, self-empowerment for young women and rights of passage into manhood for young men. She has also had the privilege of working with State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and other CBOs to implement changes in the current juvenile justice system. These changes afford youth the opportunity to reenter their communities through rehabilitative and community-based programming.
Kim is a compassionate community advocate. She has served on the Board of
Directors of the Berean Community & Family Life Center as its secretary; the Local Development Corporation of East New York as its Vice Chair; on the Executive Committee of Women of Faith Advocating Change; and is the Immediate President of the Law Librarian Association of Greater New York. She was selected to participate in the White House Community Leader Briefing series in 2011. In Washington, DC she met with White House Senior Policy advisors and leaders in the Department of Education to discuss systemic changes in the nation’s education system.
Kim was ordained in 2006 by Rev. Dr. Arlee Griffin Jr., and currently serves as an Associate Minister at the Historic Berean Baptist Church of Brooklyn.
Kim is a Brooklyn native. She resides in Cypress Hills with her son and daughter. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master of Science in Library Science.