San Bernardino – Kim Carter, founder of the Time for Change Foundation in San Bernardino, was named one of EBONY Magazine’s “Power 100” in November. Carter was celebrated with other “Community Crusaders” who reflect a collective of liberators and leaders affirming the lives of the misrepresented, no matter race, gender, or creed. 

Each selection to the Power 100 list is considered a leader in his or her field. Over the past year, these individuals have had a positive impact on the African-American community. Those honored are considered game changers in their respective fields, consistently challenging the status quo. These men and women are truly making a difference in their communities and the world through their work, talent, and influence. Other honorees include people like Oprah Winfrey, R&B legend Rihanna, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. 

EBONY noted that Carter, through her philanthropic efforts and activism as a Community Crusader, helped “galvanize and nurture our communities with the mission of ensuring liberty and justice for all.” 

Carter founded The Time for Change Foundation in 2002, helping homeless women and children reach self-sufficiency. Today, she is a powerful leader transforming the lives of people impacted by poverty and incarceration. Her innovation created a plethora of evidence-based program models, including two shelters and 13 permanent, supportive housing units, and she is developing her first affordable housing project—The Phoenix Square. Today, the organization’s impact and model is being replicated in the Bay Area, and in two additional states. 

As a policy fellow, she learned how to navigate the political system and influence policy to advance her cause. Using her experiences with incarceration and homelessness as fuel to drive her passion, Carter has excelled as a notable leader.

Through her Center for Housing Advancement & Motivational Projects LLC, Carter does consulting and motivational speaking across the country. Many call her the “Real Deal” because she is a powerful voice for change with dynamic skills that propel others to stand up and take action. Carter was also recognized in 2015 as a Top 10 CNN Hero. 

“My purpose is to do what seems impossible, like ending homelessness and developing leaders from those that are most impacted by negative social conditions,” Carter shared. “Harriet Tubman didn’t quit when she found freedom, she went on to free thousands of slaves… that’s my SHERO!” 

To learn more about the Time for Change Foundation and/or to make a donation, visit the organization online at or call at 909-886-2994.