Kaye Wilson is president of Kaye Wilson, Inc. a consulting company located in Olympia Fields, Illinois. For over 35 years, Kaye Wilson has worked in a variety of positions in education institutions, government agencies, foundations and nonprofit organizations. As one of the first staff members of DePaul University’s School for New Learning, Ms. Wilson served as the Director and Assistant Dean. She has served as Executive Director of Urban Programs at Chicago City-Wide College, where she developed Project Choice, a welfare-to-work education and training program for General Assistance participants. Wilson, also the founder of the Wells Prep School, which was a juvenile delinquency prevention demonstration program designed in an elementary school setting for public housing children in Chicago, and was funded by the Department of Justice.
For the past twelve years, Ms. Wilson has been a nonprofit consultant in the metropolitan Chicago area. She is an active volunteer on numerous boards, committees, and taskforces. She is currently Vice Chair of two boards; Community Assistance Programs and the Rich Township District 227 Foundation. She was appointed to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, in 2009. She was the founding Chair of the African American Women’s Outreach Taskforce of the Chicago Foundation for Women, Co-Chair of African Americans in Philanthropy, Secretary of the Board of Chicago Women in Philanthropy and a member of the Chicago-Cook County Welfare Reform Task Force. Wilson has also worked as Program Director of the Woods Fund of Chicago. Kaye Wilson is also a restorative justice consultant and holds a Master’s degree.