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Khalif Williams

Khalif Williams

Khalif has spent more than 25 years working near the nexus of education and social change, guided by the wisdom of young people and their clear longing for the beloved community.  He currently serves as Program Director in charge of strategy development and implementation for the Bay and Paul Foundation's PreK-12 Transformative Learning Practices Program.  

Over the last two decades, he has created partnerships for racial equity in higher education, consulted for nonprofits and community groups on strategy and organizational development, served nine years as the Executive Director of the Institute for Humane Education, and served as the Director of a local independent elementary school.   

And now, as a relational philanthropist, he develops and oversees portfolios in Vermont, Mississippi, and Michigan that focus on fostering transformative capacity in school systems and communities toward greater equity and deeper learning.  His work often supports and elevates efforts to bring social justice and sustainability to the center of our purpose as educators and learners. 

His work has long been deeply informed by his contemplative practice and sense of play as a musician, poet, and artist. He is currently an eager hands-on student of Indigenous leadership, relational philanthropy, emergent strategy, somatic healing, and fatherhood.