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Kimberly Walker

Kimberly Walker

Training and Technical Assistance Manager

I came to Urban because I have witnessed how powerful evidence-based solutions are when equipped with the right resources, and I wanted to be part of an organization that shares my excitement for discovering and implementing those solutions.


Kim Walker is the training and technical assistance manager for the Pay for Success Initiative within the Policy Advisory Group at the Urban Institute. She works with the pay for success team to provide knowledge, tools, and consulting services to communities and organizations across the country embarking on pay for success projects. Walker previously worked at CSH and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, providing writing, consulting, and training services around best practices for ending homelessness. She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in organization development from Bowling Green State University. She is a PhD student in leadership and change at Antioch University, focusing on cross-sector partnerships around social justice issues.

Research Areas

Pay for Success

Centers & Initiatives

Policy Advisory Group