Meet the Founder
President & CEO, Urban Excellence Enterprises
At age 12, Kim Anthony would duck into the public library on the way home from school, staying until it closed to avoid some of the perils that would await her in some of the foster homes to which she had been assigned. There she would discover such success classics as David Schwartz's The Magic of Thinking Big and Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. This began her own personal-development journey and led him to read other classics, including Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Success through a Positive Mental Attitude by W. Clement Stone and many others.
"Although through these books, I discovered that working on myself first would best prepare me to take on the challenges of that I would face throughout my life. I am most impacted by the Holy Bible and my decision to submit to Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior," says Kimberly.
Today, Kimberly is a highly successful entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist. She is the owner of Urban Excellence Enterprises, which includes the Urban Excellence Trainings, Urban Excellence Success Systems and Urban Excellence Magazine. ™ She is also the founder of the Urban Excellence Foundation®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With its inaugural effort, Thrive Academy for Transitional Foster Youth, the foundation hopes to provide the tools to set transitional age foster youth on a path towards striving for and reaching their dreams.