Rebekah Kikama - Baumhart Scholar
Rebekah co-founded One On One in 2014 where she currently serves as Executive Director. One On One is a workforce development organization that focuses on supporting individuals to grow their careers by affirming the dignity and self- reliance of underserved individuals through meaningful work. Rebekah has spearheaded the growth of the organization from serving 75 individuals annually to over 700. Rebekah is armed with the start-up experience and the entrepreneurial skill that enables her to see problems and craft innovative and effective solutions to overcome them.
Passionate about comprehensive community development, Rebekah previously developed and launched asset development programming designed to increase financial capability and long-term asset acquisition for recently arrived refugees in the Chicagoland area. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Rebekah presents at talks and conferences, works on a number of collaborative projects, is active on three boards and enjoys any opportunity to adventure outdoors. Rebekah holds a BA in International Relations from Wheaton College.