Perennial WisdomSuccess is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
It's not often that I've been provided opportunities to make recommendations for exceptional human beings such as Kevin A. Johnson. For this, I'm grateful to be able to share with you the character of a man who continues to add value to his relationships, work, and other purposeful endeavors he becomes a part of. To see him is to approach him, to connect to him, to trust him, and thereby have your life altered by his ability to actively listen, and bring wisdom, insight and direction to any situation. Kevin's ability to be empathetic, culturally inclusive, collaborative, and a community bridge builder is "social and emotional learning" at its best. His strong sense of self and ability to manage his life in a way that is responsive to others, versus reactive continues to validate that he's the man I want to help me create synergy among the organizations in the community and the families I serve. Kevin is postured in several communities of Chicago as a person of understanding and reason. His expanded knowledge of innovative technologies, and grasp of the research on studies related to humaness, has enabled him to bridge gaps, and break down any barriers to meaningful conversations among constituents. "He makes me look better than I am." This is what his friends would say...I know, I'm one of them.
— Renee Jackson, Social Architect, Chicago, IL