Indianapolis Urban League

Kimberly H. Simmons

Kimberly H. Simmons

Vice President of Programs


Kimberly H. Simmons currently serves as the Vice President of Programs for the Indianapolis Urban League. A Dayton, Ohio native, Mrs. Simmons earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with honors from Central State University and a Master of Science in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mrs. Simmons has over 25 years’ experience in Workforce Development, including extensive experience and success working with at-risk populations. Mrs. Simmons has secured and managed more than $5.5 million in grant funding from federal, state and private foundations to provide employment and training opportunities to low-income and at-risk populations.

In her current position, Mrs. Simmons brings a wealth of experience, passion and knowledge by developing, implementing and managing intensive employment and training programs geared towards helping the unemployed, underemployed, ex-offenders and at-risk populations secure and retain employment. Mrs. Simmons is skilled at program evaluation and developing successful collaborations with local employers, agencies and training programs to further engage, leverage and blend resources. She also played a major role in assisting the Indianapolis Urban League with securing its Center for Working Families (CWF) designation in 2017.

Prior to joining the Indianapolis Urban League in October of 2013, Mrs. Simmons managed employment and training programs for Indianapolis Public Schools and Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana. She received the Indianapolis Urban League’s Staff Above & Beyond Award in 2018, and numerous awards from the U.S. Department of Labor-Midwest Region for her outstanding achievements. Mrs. Simmons also served as the commencement keynote speaker for Brown Mackie College in 2016, and the 2015 Women’s Equality Day Observance Program with the Department of Defense Finance and Accounting Services of Indianapolis (DFAS-IN).

As a former MBE/WBE business owner simultaneously operating family owned property management and transportation businesses, Mrs. Simmons was instrumental in securing a transportation contract with a national vendor and the National Football League for the 2012 Super Bowl.

Kimberly is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and fellowships at New Beginnings Church. Kimberly and her husband Greg have two children.