Kalisha Davis (She/Her)CS Equity Curriculum Project Director
Kalisha Davis is the CS Equity Curriculum Project Director, who guides and develops all aspects of the Equitable Computer Science Curriculum Initiative, a multi-year endeavor led by Kapor Center. Before this role, Kalisha served as the Director of Community Outreach and Engagement and Detroit Revitalization Fellow at the Detroit Historical Society. While there, she was the architect of more than 200 community-focused partnerships endeavors and played a critical role in creating the now internationally lauded and nationally award-
winning Detroit 67 Project: Looking Back to Move Forward. This multi- faceted community engagement initiative honors and elevates the history and stories behind Detroit’s July 1967 Uprising. After contributing her time and talents to such organizations as Search Institute, the Forum for Youth Investment, the National League of Cities: Institute for Youth Education and Families, and the Thrive Foundation for Youth, she returned to her native Detroit in 2015. She remains a committed servant leader. Kalisha is the co-founder of the city-wide community engagement network, ConnecteD, and mentors numerous young people and young professionals, often through the programs and learning opportunities she develops. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College of Public Affairs (a degree earned as a National Urban Fellow in 2011) and a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism from Central Michigan University. Kalisha enjoys travel, yoga, and outdoor activities with family and friends.