Kennedy-King College President Katonja Webb Walker joins WVON (12/2) to discuss how Kennedy-King College student enrollment is growing and how the college is supporting the community and working to create generational wealth.

Together, Kennedy-King College President Katonja Webb Walker and radio host Matt McGill  discuss access to education, healthy resources, and how Kennedy-King College is an “amazing facility” with committed educators and many resources.

“We are making sure our community members have access to resources and we have just refurbished our Fitness Center which will be open to the community,” said Webb Walker.

“Black Chicago has been under resourced for so long…I remember when this building [Kennedy-King college] was built,…and I was floored. You have a radio station, a TV [production] studio. It’s important for us [the community] to utilize, because the college may be under utilized,” said Matt McGill.

“People had to make tough choices during the pandemic. Our student population is growing. We are committed to making sure that students not just start here but that we are able to retain them…that’s why we are providing services like the Wellness Center. You might be surprised at the number of scholarships we offer and how we are breaking down barriers to access. You can come here and earn a degree, and earn a viable trade in a matter of weeks at our Dawson Technical Institute. They leave here and go to work with Peoples Gas, ComEd making 60 to 70-thousand dollars a year. That is life-changing,” said Webb Walker.

“Creating generational wealth. This is the importance of training, of education,” said Matt McGill.

To hear the entire interview, click on the below or visit watch in on Facebook here, it was recorded on 12/2/2023.