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Leadership in San Antonio

Our executive director and local leadership are committed to building a stronger San Antonio by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps members as leaders in their schools and community.

Kelly Hughes Burton

Vice President and Executive Director for City Year San Antonio

Kelly Hughes Burton serves as the executive director of City Year San Antonio. In this role, Kelly maintains strategic relationships with San Antonio Independent School District, City Year San Antonio’s board, corporate and philanthropic partners and the wider San Antonio community.

Kelly began her City Year career in 2009 with City Year Boston, where she supported the executive office team and the City Year Boston board as the site prepared for significant growth. When City Year Boston doubled in size in 2012, Kelly became the site’s senior manager of human potential and site operations, where she was responsible for overseeing site operations and leading staff recruitment, development and retention strategies.

In 2013, Kelly transitioned to the City Year headquarters team overseeing the organization’s operating model transformation, where she served as the Director of Operations Transformation. In this role, she was responsible for leading an integrated change management and communication strategy and developing systems to monitor the quality of City Year’s support services. Kelly also managed City Year’s internal communications and oversaw the LEAD Executive Program.

Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Boston University. She is originally from New York and relocated to San Antonio in 2017 where she currently resides with her daughter and husband, who is a native Texan and a City Year staff and corps member alumnus. Kelly is a certified change management practitioner, a member of the 2014-15 LEAD executive class and a proud member of the Downtown Rotary Club of San Antonio.

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