As a former Contra Costa Arts and Culture Commission, after serving a 4 year term as an Art Commissioner for the Town of Danville, Beverly championed the creation of the first Contra Costa county Youth Advisor role. She has mentored youth from Lafayette, San Ramon and Danville. One of those young adults recently was awarded the Contra Costa County Youth Hall of Fame Award.
Prior to California, Beverly taught dance for 16 years in the Chicagoland area and lived in Minnesota where she had a photography business. With a background in the performing arts, education and a degree in communication rooted in social justice, she currently serves as a Grant Panelist for the California Arts Council (a state agency) “to evaluate grant applications, ensuring an equitable, honest, and thorough review and ranking process.” She’s also been involved in the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s STEAM department’s Arts Committee and has served on wide variety of committees for San Ramon Valley Unified School District including the Culture and Climate (Equity) Committee and Facilities Development Plan Committee.
Beverly believes in empowering students with civic engagement opportunities and that all children, regardless of their zip code, deserve access to the arts. As someone who was labeled early on with learning disability who later graduated college as a member of an honor society, the arts didn’t just give Beverly an education, it saved it.
One of her passions is helping you share yours! She can help you share your story, find your voice, cultivate your community and help you inspire to build a bridge to positive change. Services include:
- Personalized Workshops on public speaking, the art of storytelling, advocacy and organizing
- Digital Content, Blogs, Newsletters
- Community Engagement for Social Media pages and groups
- Inspiration and Connections: Keynote Speaker and Event Facilitator
With a heart for service, social impact projects and advocacy for vulnerable populations are always of special interest.
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Beverly@BeverlyKumar.com | Twitter: @BeverlyMKumar | IG: _beverlykumar