Kevin B. Chavous, a native Washingtonian, was raised in a family and community that valued education and community service. He is a 2006 cum laude graduate of Howard University, with a major in Political Science and a minor in English. While at Howard, Kevin was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honor Society. As an undergraduate, Kevin channeled his academic success toward helping others. Kevin worked at Housing Counseling Services, where he counseled low-income tenants on their legal rights and helped to support affordable housing initiatives in the District of Columbia. Kevin also worked at the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP.
In 2010, Kevin graduated from the Howard University School of Law, and he has been a member of the District of Columbia Bar since 2012. His advocacy efforts on behalf of low-income tenants in Washington, D.C. earned him a Community Cornerstone Award in 2017. He is currently the Managing Partner of The Chavous Group. He is a member of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, Co-Founder of Serving Our Children, Inc., which administers the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, and a Founding Officer of the Marshall Heights Civic Association. From 2015-2019, Kevin was President of the D.C. Young Democrats. Kevin is also a lifelong member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church and a graduate of Gonzaga College High School.
In September 2017, Kevin was recognized by the Made Man Initiative and 100 Black Men of Washington, D.C. as one of the top leaders in the D.C. area. Kevin is also a member of the Board of Directors of the United Planning Organization (UPO), which since 1964 has served as the District’s federally-designated Community Action Agency dedicated to fighting poverty.