Kayla Quick, MPA
Director of Project Strategy
Kayla joined the Change Often team as a former AmeriCorps VISTA where she specialized in developing innovative educational programs and managing collaborative projects with designated community stakeholders.
Her work to affect social change began during her undergraduate tenure at High Point University where she received national recognition as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar. Having obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Nonprofit Leadership & Management with double minors in Civic Responsibility and Social Innovation & African-American Studies, Kayla actively led the charge to incorporate and establish the first-ever Black Student Union on campus. She is received her Master of Public Affairs degree with a concentration in Nonprofit Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May of 2023, and is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
She is a certified Equity Facilitator through the Equity Literacy Institute.
Ms. Quick’s passion for addressing racial inequity, educational disparities, homelessness, mental health resource deficits, and food insecurity remains her driving force as she endeavors to serve both her hometown of High Point, NC as well as communities across the world. She intends to continue affecting change by maximizing equity and uplifting others through the provision of tools, resources, and strategies to better serve marginalized populations.
I'm at my best when I bring my:
Attention to DetailMaking sure that all bases are covered in everything I do prevents backtracking and creates space for forward moving. I love taking the time to make sure I’m as organized as possible and increasing capacity for my team members.
Love for LearningBeing dedicated to learning allows me to tap into other skills that I wouldn’t normally be able to cultivate, including creative skills. I love learning and consistently doing it keeps me growing as a person and experiencing life.
My Voice and a VisionIf you give me a vision, I’m running with it! My ability to bring a vision to life is not only rooted in my desire for change, but also execution to make sure it gets done by any means. Our voice is the most important thing we have and it’s my job to make sure I use mine.
"It’s never about proving anybody wrong. Just proving the vision right.”
Kayla loves to travel, go to concerts, and stay up-to-date on everything books and television.