Stacy Bailey Ndiaye
Executive Director, Bridge Kids Organization
An inclusive leader in the field of international relations committed to empowering cross-cultural exchanges for Black women and girls.
Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye is founder and executive director of Bridge Kids International (BKI), a global non-profitthat uses the power of African heritage culture to support the well-being of young people.BKI helps young people build creative confidence and develop their own solutions to community challenges, and builds positive relationships between Africa the African Diaspora. Stacy manages BKI’s Culture is the Cure initiatives and the Kizazi Fund, a generational wealth building strategy for Black families. She is overseeing the renovation of a building to establish Our Place at Ben Washer Park, a unique community gathering place and the global headquarters for the organization.She also supports Bridge Kids Groups in Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Senegal. Ms. Bailey-Ndiaye served as executive director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the UofL from 2009 until 2014.During her 23-year career in higher education, she has held a variety of positions in student development and multicultural affairs, served on nonprofit boards and community projects, and has traveled extensively building relationships between people and institutions. Originally from New York City, Stacy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Race and Ethnic Relations and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration.