The committee to Elect Kesha Gibson Carter announces the launch of their campaign to elect local community advocate, Kesha Gibson-Carter for the City of Savannah’s Alderman At Large Post 1 .
Kesha Gibson Carter publicly announced her candidacy on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 501 Washington Ave. in Tiedeman Park, near Savannah Arts Academy.
Kesha Gibson Carter, is a highly experienced and multi-faceted social services and non-profit executive, who often gains accolades for her keen ability to resurrect and turn good organizations into great organizations. She is most recognized for her caring spirit and commitment to community. For more than two decades she has devoted her career to helping those who cannot help themselves and advocated for individuals who are without a voice and often without hope.
Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Saint Leo University, where she has worked for 8 years. She also served as their Lead Adjunct Faculty. Gibson-Carter is the co-owner & founder of 2717; an educational & sports training facility for student athletes. Most recently, she labored as the Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Here, she transformed the organization, increased income, expanded programming, established new partners and secured a nearly million dollar property prior to departing. Gibson-Carter is most proud of her work to enhance services for survivors and acquire justice for victims of rape and sexual assault.
Other human services work includes, community organization and development at the Midtown Community Center, advocacy for victims for domestic & gang violence and work in the District Attorney’s office, support to homeless families with children at Family Promise, formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network, administrative programming for the Meals on Wheels Program at Senior Citizens, Inc. In various capacities she managed over $6 million of public funds, to include; $4 million in federal, state and local grants and well over $2 million in fundraising to support services provided by charities in the Savannah community.
Gibson-Carter is a graduate of Fort Valley State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and Savannah State University; where she earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration.