Karen E. Kennedy plays a lead role in several community and international outreach organizations benefitting the development, well-being and self-sufficiency of women, children and the Jewish community.
These active roles include being a:
- Founding Board Member of the American Friends of Kidum (AFK), a nonprofit organization that supports the Society for Advancement of Education (SAE), founded in Jerusalem in 1962. SAE works to empower youth from disadvantaged communities in Israel to attain distinction in all their social, educational and leadership endeavors.
- Member of The Jewish Federation, Los Angeles
- Member of the Self-Help And Recovery Exchange (SHARE!) an organization that helps people in Los Angeles pursue personal growth and change
- Benefactor of Boyar High School in Jerusalem, which was founded by Mrs. Kennedy’s maternal grandfather
- Board member of Daybreak: The only Interim housing and day program that offers services to homeless women living with a mental illness in West Los Angeles