Kevin P. Chavous
Founding Board Member and Executive Counsel


  • School choice

Kevin P. Chavous is a founding board member and executive counsel for the American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice. As a former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and chair of its education committee, he helped secure more than $500 million additional dollars to educate children in Washington, D.C. Chavous assisted in shaping the District’s three-sector education partnership with the federal government, a partnership which led to $60 million in annual federal dollars for D.C.’s public schools, public charter schools, and the first federal scholarship program providing access to private schools. In recent years, Chavous has worked to advance charter school and parental choice programs in a host of jurisdictions around the country, most notably in Louisiana and Tennessee. Chavous is the founder and board chair emeritus for Democrats for Education Reform and former board chair for the Black Alliance for Educational Options. He graduated from Wabash College, where he was an NCAA District All-American in basketball, and from the Howard University School of Law, where he was the president of his graduating class.