2nd Vice President of the Chesterfield County Branch NAACP.

Carrie Kahwajy serves as the 2nd Vice President of the Chesterfield Branch of the N.A.A.C.P., a title she has held since January 2023.  A long-standing member of the N.A.A.C.P, Miss Kahwajy has served on both the Amelia and Chesterfield Branch Committees and as the Chair of the Chesterfield Education Committee for 4 years.

During her time as Chair of the Education Committee, Carrie Kahwajy led her committee to work with both local and regional schools, advocated for policy changes and committed time to working with students and their families individually.  She has undertaken efforts to advocate for students and families in need of support during disciplinary actions and Special Education meetings. This individual work informs her advocacy efforts at both the local, state and federal levels.  Her team focused their efforts on addressing the inequalities inherent in the “gifted” student identification and placement.

During Covid, Carrie Kahwajy worked tirelessly on returning the students to school in a safe environment.  She led a mask making campaign which led to donations of tens of thousands of masks to area schools groups, organizations who work with those who are unsheltered, Juvenile Justice Centers, the Chesterfield County Jail, the Henrico County Jail and the Richmond Justice Center. Carrie also spear-headed $2,400 worth of donations to the Mckinney Vento Program which supports homeless teens.

Carrie Kahwajy is not only passionate about education issues, but also has worked on criminal justice reform.  She looks forward to focusing on eliminating systemic racial barriers both locally and on the state and federal levels.