Selina Rios, Board Chair
Selina, a KCMO native, moved back home in July 2015 to serve with the City Year Kansas City startup team. City Year is an education nonprofit dedicated to helping students and schools succeed and currently serves in 28 cities nationally and 4 internationally. Selina graduated from William Jewell College in 2010 with a B.A. in International Relations. After graduating, she helped to start a non-profit with the Mexican Consulate on the Texas/Mexico border, serving as a Project Manager for a women’s shelter and literacy coalition. Following this, she was hired as a first-year Team Leader and then Program Manager with City Year Cleveland. In Cleveland she served as the President of the Young Latino Network and was selected for Kaleidoscope Magazine’s 2012 Top 40 under 40 Latino Professionals. Selina then served with City Year Tulsa for their Founding Year. In her 7 years with the organization Selina directly managed 55 AmeriCorps Members and led 6 school partnerships in 3 school districts. In her current role, she oversees AmeriCorps Member instructional training and the collection and analysis of impact data. Outside of City Year Selina volunteers as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sister, serves on the Board of Directors for Uncover KC and is on the steering committee for Amplify, a conference focused on empowering educators of color.