Eddo Kim, Founder & CEO
The Supply - San Francisco, CA
February 4, 2015
A trip to Nairobi changed Eddo Kim's life. There he saw the purpose and power of education right before his eyes. It wasn't just a means to an end, but rather a call to action. From there he was inspired and driven to start a non-profit organization known as The Supply. As the founder and CEO of The Supply, Eddo strives to activate urban slum youth to transform their communities through service learning. One of the ways they do this is by building low-cost private secondary schools.
The Supply has partnered with college students all over the country to build awareness and to fight global poverty. He desires to supply an education to the children in the slums that they might become the necessary supplies for their own communities. A secondary school in such a place has the ability to change an entire region by empowering the youth with not only an education, but also by helping them understand their basic human rights.
Eddo Kim is a native Southern Californian, who has worked extensively in NYC. He has a passion for education. He sees education not as something we pursue to meet a demand, but rather so that we all can become part of the solution. He received his bachelors from the University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in Education Leadership at Columbia University, and Ed.M. in International Education Policy from Harvard University.