Kordnie Lee, Director

A Central Valley Native that has grown an intense love for the SF Bay Area for the last 15 years

 Favorite quote or book:

“Walls turned sideways are bridges” ~ Angela Davis

What are the values that drive you?

Kordnie values laughter, hard work, and integrity.  She was excited and honored to be part of Public Allies.  In her leadership role, she is most excited about connecting with people and creating an environment that facilitates the development of the next generation of leaders.

What are some credentials/experience that enhances the work of your position?

 Kordnie brings to her role over twenty years’ experience as an advocate within the foster care, juvenile justice, and mental health systems.  As a fierce advocate, direct service professional, and trainer, she helped bring local and state level efforts that benefit today’s youth involved in foster care.  With an undergraduate education in Human Development.

What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work?

 When Kordnie isn’t working, she finds peace in making music playlists, baking and having brunch with friends or enjoying time with her many nieces and nephews.


Commentary Safety, Fairness, Stability:  Repositioning Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare to Engage Families and Communities, 2011- Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Georgetown University

Awards and Community Involvement:

California Youth Connection, Honoring Emancipated Youth, Leadership San Francisco

2007 Ruth Massinga (now known as Casey Excellence for Children) Alumni Award