Thanking Kymberlie Quong Charles as she departs Grassroots Leadership

Grassroots Leadership notes the departure of Kymberlie Quong Charles, our Criminal Justice Programs Director, who will leave our staff at the end of April.  

Kymberlie has been Grassroots Leadership’s lead criminal justice organizer since the summer of 2012.   She has overseen some of the organization’s most successful projects in that time, beginning with halting the privatization of Kerrville State Hospital by GEO Group, and including our national CCA Dirty 30 report and organizing campaign, the successful campaign to close the notorious Dawson State Jail, and our campaign to return in-person visitation to Texas county jails.    

“Kymberlie’s leadership on criminal justice issues has been enormously valuable towards pushing progressive policies that center incarcerated people and their families, both in Texas and around the country,” said Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership’s Executive Director.  “Furthermore, Kymberlie has helped guide Grassroots Leadership’s expansion and has provided leadership in the development of new practices, on-boarding of new technologies, and growing our staff that have strengthened the  organization.  As an MSSW she has also provided supervision to graduate social work interns from the UT School of Social Work, several of whom have joined our staff full-time.  We are enormously grateful and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”