Kevin S. Walker

Founder, president & national director


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Kevin S. Walker

Founder, president & national director


Kevin Sterling Walker is Project Appleseed's founder, president and national director. He oversees all of the current and future programs of the organization. As president and national director, he provides leadership in program development, organizational and financial planning while working with the volunteers, staff and board to carry out plans and policies. Hands-on work is frequently required at all levels of the president's job. Mr. Walker represents the organization's point of view to news organizations, government, agencies, organizations, and the general public.

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Like President Barack Obama, Kevin Walker began working as a community organizer in the early 1980's. Mr. Walker is a leading advocate of public school parents in the United States. Mr. Walker is a national award winning organizer and public policy professional and has 30 years of local, state and national experience. He is the parent of four public school graduates and the founder of Project Appleseed.


Selected Key Accomplishments

(Above, Project Appleseed President Kevin Walker is pictured speaking at Gateway STEM High School, Mr. Walker is with St Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson and anchor Russ Mitchell with the CBS Early Show in Central Park. Below Mr. Walker is pictured with former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,)

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Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

"A 10% increase in parental participation (a form of social capital) would increase academic achievement far more than a 10% increase in school spending."

Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

This is not an argument against school budget increases, but an argument for paying attention to social capital (Putnam, Sanders 2001). Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts (Weiss et al, 2010).  Our program can increase family engagement in your school community!

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