Katherine Brittain Bradley is the president of CityBridge Foundation, a nonprofit enterprise located in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Bradley co-founded CityBridge in 1994 with her husband, entrepreneur and magazine publisher David G. Bradley.
The Foundation works to build a citywide system of high-performing schools in Washington, D.C. CityBridge finds, incubates, and invests in the most promising practices in public education, looking to assemble, in the District, the critical mass of transformative schools—traditional public and charter—needed for the success of all children. To ensure the lasting success of this work, CityBridge offers a suite of engagement opportunities for local leaders in business, philanthropy, and the community. The goal is to equip these potential stewards for education with the knowledge and support they need to be advocates for continued, sustained progress in D.C. schools. All of this work involves conscious collaboration with these stewards, local leaders, and other stakeholders. CityBridge’s signature projects include the Early Years Initiative (2006-2011), the Education Innovation Fellowship, and Breakthrough Schools: D.C. (both launched in 2013).
Mrs. Bradley serves as a board member for the KIPP Foundation, Princeton University, and STAND for Children and chairs the Washington regional board for Teach For America. In the winter of 2010-2011, Mrs. Bradley co-chaired Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s education transition team. She graduated in 1986 from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and she and her husband have three sons.