Jennifer Kuiper

Lower Georgia Avenue Neighborhood Director

Jennifer Kuiper serves as District Bridges Neighborhood Director for the Lower Georgia Ave Main Street (LGAMS) program. In this role, she develops and manages all LGAMS activities, including assessing and responding to technical assistance needs of neighborhood businesses, organizing community events that boost the local economy, and creating volunteer and social opportunities that bring together people who live, work and visit neighborhoods along the LGA corridor.

Prior to working at District Bridges, Jennifer designed and led conflict assessments and evaluations in the United States and overseas. Her evaluation of international development programs were primarily in conflict zones, including Iraq, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Jordan, Southern Thailand, and Pakistan. These analyses were used to improve outcomes in a variety of fields, including agriculture, citizen participation, workforce development, community-based development, and peacebuilding.

She has also studied nonviolent movements and conflict resolution with particular focus on its application in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Jennifer’s domestic work pertained to federal and state-level initiatives for after-school programs, licensed child care gaps, child welfare, welfare reform, and regional economic development. 

She also served as a VISTA Volunteer at the Anchorage Food Bank, representing the Food Bank on the Mayor’s Task Force on Disaster Management Planning.

Jennifer is originally from the San Francisco Bay area and moved to the Park View neighborhood of Washington, DC, in 2010. She received her Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and BA in American Studies from Stanford University.

She also served as a VISTA Volunteer at the Anchorage Food Bank, representing the Food Bank on the Mayor’s Task Force on Disaster Management Planning.

Jennifer is originally from the San Francisco Bay area and moved to the Park View neighborhood of Washington, DC, in 2010. She received her Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and BA in American Studies from Stanford University.