Kaleigh Perkins started at BBBSRI in 2017 as a Match Support Specialist, quickly moving into a management role as Match Support Manager, and in 2021 was promoted to Director of Program Impact. Kaleigh received her Masters of Social Work in 2017 from Rhode Island College. In 2019, Kaleigh received her License in Clinical Social Work.
During her time at BBBSRI Kaleigh has worked to enhance the level of support provided to Matches and to serve families holistically, to ensure long-lasting relationships for BBBSRI’s mentor-mentee pairs. In her current role she is responsible for ensuring that safety standards and service quality are at the highest level for program participants. Kaleigh is able to accomplish her goals with the support of a team of Match Support Specialists and Enrollment Specialists.
Kaleigh has worked in social services for more than 8 years. She developed her passion for youth development and mentoring while working within the Woonsocket School District providing afterschool enrichment and summer learning opportunities to over 300 elementary students.
In 2015, Kaleigh was named a “Lights on Champion” by the Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance for exemplary work in the afterschool program field. In 2013, Kaleigh volunteered with the Whole Plant Foundation and Comfort the Children International working with women and children in Kenya, Africa.
Kaleigh lives in Cumberland with her two young sons, Sylas and Wyatt, two dogs, Addie and Mini, and her partner, Eric.