Kenny Duke

Kenny Duke has over 18 years in the settlement and community services sector in Queensland, working extensively with different cultural and community groups in her current role as Community Connections and Wellbeing lead through SSI, previously Access Community Services. Kenny has a passion for working with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds and has sat on the MYAN Australia executive for a number of years through Multicultural Youth Queensland (MyQ).

A strong advocate for communities and young people, she also has a background in human services, business leadership and management and currently sits on the Queensland Multicultural Minister’s Advisory Council. Originally from El Salvador, Kenny arrived as a refugee in Australia with her parents and brothers and tries to keep her culture alive through Tazumal Salvadoran Dance Group. Kenny believes there are so many hidden stories within our multicultural society that need to be told and has played a significant role in leading World of Cultures in Logan this year.

I am interested in being a board director because I believe that through the experience I have had in managing programs, facilities and small businesses, I have a different perspective and richness of skills to bring to the board. I also come with a transformative lense in capturing challenging times where young people are craving connection, identity and purpose and want to play a role in bringing those voices and networks into 4EB.