Kapria Jenkins

  • Kapria Jenkins

Kapria Jenkins brings 20 years of leadership experience in philanthropy, communications and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She joined VMLY&R to help lead the Detroit Experience Studio (DES), a WPP grant-funded, multi-touchpoint education and exploration studio for Detroit’s Black and brown high-school youth designed to introduce them to marketing, advertising and design via an experiential curriculum.

Prior to this appointment, Jenkins served as development director for buildOn, a global education nonprofit, driving all aspects of philanthropy in the Detroit region and expanding programming in the U.S. and developing countries. From 2016 to 2020, Jenkins served as the director of corporate philanthropy for The Children’s Center in Detroit, where she was dually charged with serving on the core team that leads and drives the entire agency as well as stewarding all aspects of corporate philanthropy and volunteerism.

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Executive Director, Detroit Experience Studio, VMLY&R