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Kim S. Graziani

Vice President and Director of National Technical Assistance

kgraziani@communityprogress.net
877-542-4842 x159


Kim Graziani serves as Vice President and Director of National Technical Assistance for the Center for Community Progress where she oversees, coordinates and helps deliver a diverse range of technical assistance and capacity building services to communities across the country.

 

Prior to joining the Community Progress team, Kim served as the Director of Neighborhood Initiatives and Project Director of Operation Weed and Seed for the City of Pittsburgh. Focused on developing and implementing policy, programming and initiatives that bring about neighborhood revitalization, she targeted innovative strategies for the productive reuse of tax delinquent and abandoned properties. In addition to leading a citywide land banking initiative, Kim was instrumental in the creation of Green Up Pittsburgh, a blight reduction program that transformed hundreds of publicly-owned vacant lots into productive green spaces through community partnerships.


Prior to her work with the City of Pittsburgh, Kim spent several years working for community development corporations, foundations and social service agencies in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and New York City. Throughout her career, she prides herself in engaging and empowering individuals to be part of positive changes in their lives and their neighborhoods.


Kim received her Master's Degrees in Public Administration and Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh where she served as part-time faculty. Originally from the New York City metro area, Kim is currently a resident of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood in Washington, DC.