Kim Bobo is a national leader in faith-based organizing and advocacy. Before leading VICPP, she worked with Bread for the World and with Interfaith Worker Justice in Chicago, and taught at the Midwest Academy, a national training institute for advancing social, economic, and racial justice. She is an author of two books on faith-based organizing and another on wage theft – the illegal underpayment or nonpayment of wages, a practice which, according to a recent article in Forbes, is still quite prevalent. Kim has received numerous awards and honors for her work and holds a BA in Religion from Barnard and an MA in economics from the New School for Social Research. She sings in her church’s choir and was choir director for 25 years in her previous church.
VICPP is a non-partisan coalition of 25,000 Virginians that includes 750 houses of worship. It is a leader in addressing issues of poverty, including school breakfast programs, predatory lending, and Medicaid expansion. Recent efforts have focused on correctional reforms, racial justice, affordable housing, immigrant rights, and economic justice issues like requiring employers to offer paid sick day