Kim Wiley-Schwartz

Streets Education Director

Kim is an educator, teaching artist and afterschool advocate who has worked with at-risk youth for the past 20 years. Her work with Streets Education brings progressive urban design and livability ideas to  help students “go green” by changing the built environment around them.

Kim first combined Arts, Education and Advocacy while living in Indonesia after the 1999 overthrow of Suharto. Through music and drama, she emboldened ex-patriot students to work for better education for Indonesian children.

A music-theatre specialist (from way back)  and professional development expert, Kim has worked with The Metropolitan Opera Guild, TADA! Youth Theater, Project Ikat, Partnership for After School Education (PASE) and the 92nd Street Y and has worked in over 50 public and independent schools in New York - as well as 20 international schools. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Andy and her two bike-savvy children, Isaac and Nora. She is a proud graduate of Hampshire College.  Email her at

Rebecca Jacobs

Livable Streets Education Outreach Coordinator

Rebecca’s background in education includes working at the American School of Milan, where she taught creative writing, digital art, and dance to middle schoolers. She has also led an environmental service-learning class at a summer program in Romania, been the head counselor for pre-K at an environmental camp in Larchmont, NY, and designed and taught conflict resolution curriculum to 5th grade classes in Washington Heights and Harlem.

As the Special Projects Coordinator at Planned Parenthood’s national office in New York, Rebecca worked on advocacy campaigns with PPFA’s high-profile supporters in the arts and entertainment industries. Previous to that she worked as a consultant to the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Rebecca graduated from Columbia with majors in Anthropology and History. Email her at