KelviN is a hardworking, hands-on leader who is committed to keeping our community first.
R A I S E D B Y A S I N G L E M O T H E R
Kelvin grew up in a poor working-class family with his mother and seven brothers. He learned early on that education was his pathway up-and-out of poverty. Kelvin earned a presidential scholarship to Alabama State University where he became of member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Today, Kelvin possesses a bachelor's degree in criminal law and a mater's degree in business administration (MBA), becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college. Kelvin is also certified project manager.
My college graduation from undergrad
My first Year in the Army
U S A R M Y V E T E R A N
Kelvin has spent most of his adult life protecting our country from dangers overseas. He served nearly 10 years in the United States Army and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Kelvin has been deployed on three tours of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Global War on Terrorism Campaign. Now Kelvin wants to Direct that same energy to keep our neighbors safe, right here in Ward 7.
D E C O R A T E D F O R H I S S E R V I C E
For his dedication and service to our country and our communities, Kelvin has been awarded over ten medals and ribbons, including the prestigious US Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
A W A R D - W I N N I N G T E A C H E R
After the military, Kelvin spent one year as a police officer and quickly realized that the real frontline was in our classrooms. He turned-in his badge, passed the praxis exam and enlisted to become a high school teacher. Kelvin taught math--algebra and geometry-earning special recognition as an highly effective teacher two years in a row. As your Ward 7 Councilmember, Kelvin will stand-up for educational policies that meet our students at their places of need and teaches them the right skills to earn a good living wage.
My 10th grade algebra class
A W A R D - W I N N I N G T E A C H E R
After the military, Kelvin spent one year as a police officer and quickly realized that the real frontline was in our classrooms. He turned-in his badge, passed the praxis exam and enlisted to become a high school teacher. Kelvin taught math--algebra and geometry-earning special recognition as an highly effective teacher two years in a row. As your Ward 7 Councilmember, Kelvin will fight to fully fund every Ward 7 school and stand-up for programs that support adult learners and helps remove education as a roadblock to employment.
With a student and his parent
A F F O R D A B L E H O U S I N G A D V O C A T E
Testifying before the DC Council
Currently, Kelvin manages a multi-million dollar affordable housing portfolio for Fannie Mae, working to alleviate the cost of housing as a burden for working families and people of color in urban communities throughout the US. His work in this field provides Kelvin with first-hand knowledge of best practices taking place across the country, which is why he believes rent control is an important discussion that has been missing from the conversation around affordable housing. On the DC Council, Kelvin will advocate for policies that meet people at their places of need.
Y O U R N E I G H B O R
Kelvin lives right across from Anne Beers Elementary School at the corner of Austin and Bangor streets and attends East Washington Heights Baptist Church, where he's led initiatives like the annual coat drive for DCPS students and the operation feed the homeless. He is a member of the Hillcrest Civic Association and Vice President of the board of directors for EmpowerED, a non-profit organization that supports equity in education for all DC students. Kelvin made Ward 7 his home nearly a decade ago and he plans to spend the rest of his life working to make sure that our community is always involved in the decision-making process and our ideas and opinions are always valued.
A summer cookout at my house