Ken Livingston

Ken Livingston is currently Director of Get Delaware Reading for United Way of Delaware. A major concern is that in Wilmington many children from its Eight Promise Communities are identified as not reading proficiently when exiting the fifth grade. Get Delaware Reading’s major areas of focus include school readiness, afterschool/summer learning, connecting to the Delaware Department of Education literacy plan, creating home libraries for students, increasing school attendance, improving school connectedness for students, and providing family engagement opportunities.


Ken has three major goals and aspirations.  His passions include providing impactful programming to support parents and children.

First, he works to build positive relationships with community, government, and school district leaders as well as early learning centers and community-based organizations to ensure that program outcomes are informed by the community perspective. Nest, he works with UWDE’s leadership team to develop and implement a marketing plan that includes website design and effective use of social media outlets to educate and engage the community. Finally, he works to increase and grow in personal development. Since becoming the Director of Get Delaware Reading Ken is most proud of leading United Way of Delaware in“My Very Own Library, ” an initiative to create home libraries for students throughout Delaware.


Ken received his BS degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Delaware State University and his MS Degree in Human Services from Springfield College.He is on the board of Vision to Learn and the Peter Spencer Family Life Foundation. One fun fact about Ken is that he enjoys going to Cardio Kick Boxing and spending time his daughter.