The European Graduate School
EST. 1994

Arts, Health and Society Division




Kit Jenkins


Kit Jenkins, M.A., is the Co-Founder and Executive Director (1989) of RAW Art Works. Since its inception in 1988, Kit has guided RAW's growth and built its profile as a model Creative Youth Development organization, rooted in art therapy. As Executive Director, Kit oversees all aspects of RAW's organization. She is responsible for the long-term and strategic planning for the organization, which includes a focus on innovative, responsive program design and responsible financial and fundraising management. During her tenure at RAW, Kit has successfully led two major capital campaigns. Kit oversaw RAW’s Believing is Building Capital Campaign, which raised over $1.2MM to complete the purchase and renovation of RAW’s four-story building in 2005. She also led our 25th Anniversary Expansion Campaign, raising $2MM to expand RAW’s footprint and fuel program innovation. Kit has spearheaded the growth of RAW’s individual donor program, enabling expansion of annual operations and growth of youth served by 30% since 2013. She is currently leading a strategic plan in response to a recent $5 million dollar gift given to establish an endowment for RAW’s long-term sustainability. In addition to ongoing stewardship and board engagement, Kit actively serves on four board committees. Kit has over 20 years of experience working with teens and children as an art therapist, as well as a background in photography, dance, and drama. Serving in a variety of leadership roles, Kit has been active in regional, national, and international professional organizations. Kithas a Master’s degree in Expressive Art Therapy from Lesley University and also teaches in the Community Arts Education program at the University.