Kenyatta Coleman Grant

Executive Committee Board Member

Kenyatta Coleman Grant continues to be a rising voice, community organizer, and coordinator in the domestic violence movement since 2001. She is an active participant in the social justice movement and is committed to advocating for social change and equality. She is employed with the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WVCADV). For five years, Ms. Grant was the Criminal Justice Specialist at the WVCADV where her role focused on statewide coordination of the Batterers Intervention Prevention Programs (BIPPs), collaborating with law enforcement agencies, and coordinating statewide trainings. She is currently the Community Organizing Coordinator. As the Community Organizing Coordinator, she is responsible for educating and raising awareness of domestic violence in marginalized communities such as communities of color and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQQI) community. She coordinates and facilitates culturally specific trainings on anti-oppression, diversity, cultural competency, and awareness to statewide domestic violence advocates, law enforcement, and other non-profit agencies.

Ms. Grant also represents the WVCADV as a member of the statewide Civil Rights Task Force, Call to Action for Racial Equality Coalition, YWCA Racial Justice Committee, and the West Virginia Women’s Commission. She is passionate in advocating for justice and equality through community organizing and promoting cultural accountability and awareness.

Ms. Grant received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Marshall University with a minor in Criminal Justice. She also received her Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Marshall Graduate College with a minor in Sociology. She resides in Charleston, West Virginia with her partner, Derrick Grant and three children, Savannah, Victor and Kenleigh.