Kenneth Chamberlain, Jr. is a skilled human service professional with a wide range of work experiences. Currently, he oversees an Attitudinal Job Readiness Training program and is also a Work Experience Program Developer with the Urban League of Westchester County. In that capacity, he builds relationships with local organizations and institutions, as well as with the client population he serves. He also served as a Director of Job Development, Program Supervisor and Substance Abuse Counselor at a previous nonprofit organization.
The perspectives Kenneth developed in his work provided a foundation when he was forced to respond to his father’s death at the hands of White Plains Police Officers on November 19, 2011. Since then, Kenneth has been a voice for affecting positive change in Westchester County as well as New York State. Kenneth is one of the founding members of the Westchester Coalition for Police Reform (WCPR) which consists of community organizations, religious institutions and individuals who share a vision of safe communities, with improved community-police relations and greater police accountability and transparency. Kenneth is also a member of Families United for Justice which is an organization of family members who either have family members or they themselves have been victims of some sort of police misconduct, brutality and criminality.
Kenneth attended Concordia College in Bronxville, NY where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences. He has done speaking engagements at several colleges and universities. Whenever asked, he participates and has organized several panel discussions around police misconduct, brutality and criminality.
He has received a Certificate of Appreciation for commitment and dedication to the community from the Westchester County Board of Legislators, an Award for continued service to the City of Mount Vernon, NY from Unity Baptist Tabernacle Church, a Champion of the Community award from Westchester Martin Luther King Jr. Institute for Nonviolence as well as a Proclamation from the New York State Senate. When asked why he does this type of work, Kenneth’s response is simple. “You want for your brother and sister that which you want for yourself and when I say brother and sister, I mean all people because one’s works are more important than one's skin color."