Audra Clark Executive Director, City Year Kansas City
Audra Clark is the founding Executive Director of City Year Kansas City, an education-focused nonprofit that help students in high-need schools stay in school and on track to succeed. Audra's nonprofit career began with a year of service as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in San Antonio, Texas. She then joined City Year Washington, DC as a staff member in the fundraising department. For 11 years, Audra held many fundraising positions with City Year Washington, DC, including serving four years as the Development Director. In that role, she was responsible for all areas of fundraising for a $5 million budget and helped the site triple in size from 55 to 160 AmeriCorps members.
When City Year launched in Kansas City in July 2015, Audra was humbled to have the opportunity to lead the effort to establish City Year in her hometown. City Year Kansas City started with a pilot phase during the 2015-2016 school year, which included 16 AmeriCorps members serving 1,100 students at 2 KC public schools. Pilot results were so promising, City Year Kansas City has tripled in size and now has 50 AmeriCorps members serving 2,500 students at 5 KC public schools.
Audra has a B.A. in Communication and Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Masters of Public Administration from The George Washington University, where she concentrated in non-profit management. Audra and her husband, Bryan, are proud parents of two energetic little girls, ages 3 and 6.