Kori Johnson

D.C. Community Engagement Manager

(443) 535-2769
Washington, D.C.

Kori Johnson serves as the D.C. Community Engagement Manager. In this role, Kori partners with schools in D.C. Wards 7 and 8 to implement active transportation initiatives, including creating designated “Safe Zones” to affect changes where residents live, learn, and play.

Kori’s personal and professional journey centers on building accessible, inclusive, community- driven spaces that elevate underrepresented voices. Previously, Kori worked in arts administration and community engagement in New York City, the Washington, D.C. Metro, and the Bay Area. Kori began her career as a middle school English teacher through Teach for America (NYC ’07) before transitioning into arts management. At DreamYard, a nationally recognized arts education non-profit, she managed multidisciplinary arts programs in Bronx public schools. She then went on to manage partnerships with D.C. public schools through Turning the Page, a family engagement nonprofit. Kori also spearheaded community outreach initiatives and communications at Center for Community Arts and Bedford Gallery, both programs of the City of Walnut Creek’s Arts + Rec Department.

Kori holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Haverford College and an M.S. in Elementary Education from Pace University. She currently lives in Maryland and belongs to a vibrant community art studio in Northern Virginia.