Policy and Advocacy Fellow
Kelvin Blowe was a Policy and Advocacy Associate at DC Justice Lab and a Peer Navigator at the National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens.
Prior to DC Justice Lab, he served four years active duty in the United States Marine Corps, including tours to Afghanistan and Jordan.
Upon his return to the District from active duty, Kelvin struggled with PTSD and eventually served a 66-month sentence of incarceration. After experiencing the limited opportunities available and challenges faced by returning citizens, Kelvin decided to leverage his personal experiences to make a difference for people impacted by the criminal justice system.
He is passionate about breaking down barriers and tackling the prejudices and discrimination faced by returning citizens, and helping people impacted by the criminal justice system enter the workforce again.
In his free time, Kelvin is an entrepreneur and is building his trucking and transportation business, Blowe Trucking and Transportation Services LLC. Through his start-up, Kelvin is hiring returning citizens as drivers and arranging transportation for families to visit loved ones who are serving sentences. He most recently participated in the We Aspire Pitch Competition hosted by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.
From Kelvin’s family:
All parties interested in making a donation in memoriam of Kelvin Donnell Johnson Blowe, the family asks that you please visit www.alphaomegacommunitydc.org and observe the @givelify icon on the main page. Enter the amount you would like to donate and select “Residential Services For Seniors & Veterans.” It’s a program Kelvin created and worked tirelessly to develop and support. All of the proceeds go directly to his mother, Kim Renee Blowe, President & CEO of Alpha & Omega DC.