Chris Ko serves as the Director of Homeless Initiatives for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, managing Home For Good, LA's collective plan to end homelessness. In this role, he leads California's largest community-based effort to end homelessness and developed the Coordinated Entry System, which went onto became a national model.
He has enjoyed seeing different approaches to social change, being an officer at an after school program in West Philadelphia, managing IT at a Liberian Refugee Camp Self-Help Initiative, and serving as an economic development policy aide for the Mayor’s Office. The Coro Foundation also named him a Public Affairs Leadership fellow through which he worked for the D.A., SEIU, KPCC, and LAUSD.
Chris was an Urban Studies major at the University of Pennsylvania and was also named one of Next City's 40-under-40 Vanguards. Previously, he served on the boards of Coro Southern CA and the Supply Education Group.