Kevin Hale is serving as the Site Coordinator at Aki Kurose Middle School. Kevin was born and raised in the Bay Area, and began his work in youth development as a Program Coordinator for a teen mentoring program at the Oakland/Berkeley YWCA. He came to Seattle in 2010 to work as an Americorps VISTA, and after completing his term, decided to stay in Seattle and call it ‘home’. Though he remains an avid Bay Area sports fan! For the past 5 years prior to joining CIS, Kevin worked with the YMCA of Greater Seattle as a Case Manager in the Independent Living Program, supporting young adults as they transitioned out of the Foster Care System. Outside of work Kevin enjoys watching and playing sports, attending hip-hop, stand-up comedy, and theater shows, and exploring new places to eat.