Women’s History Month: First 5 LA Highlights Kim Pattillo Brownson
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we consider and salute the women whose contributions over the years have changed lives for the better. What extraordinary women in history come to mind for you? Who are the remarkable women working today who inspire you? And which women serve as role models for children?
As part of Women’s History Month at First 5 LA, we are proud to highlight the work of Kim Pattillo Brownson. Demonstrating a longtime commitment to improving the lives of children and families, Pattillo Brownson previously chaired the Early Childhood Committee for California’s Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force and was appointed by Governor Newsom to the California State Board of Education. She directed policy and advocacy across California at the Advancement Project, a civil rights organization dedicated to fostering upward mobility in communities most impacted by economic and racial injustice, and focused on educational inequality during her time as an attorney for the ACLU.
Today, as Vice President for Policy and Strategy for First 5 LA, Pattillo Brownson continues to fight for the underserved as a passionate advocate for early childhood public policy. In addition to overseeing First 5 LA’s relationships with and advocacy campaigns to local, state and federal policy makers, Pattillo Brownson also leads First 5 LA’s partnerships with philanthropy, business, government, and higher education to drive stronger outcomes for children and families in Los Angeles County.
Pattillo Brownson earned a Doctor of Law degree from Yale Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies.