SBC's Sustainable Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award


SBC's Sustainable Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award was established by the SBC Board of Directors on February 14, 2017 to recognize the outstanding achievements of a sustainable social entrepreneur in Southern California.

Kabira Stokes is the CEO of the newly launched Homeboy Recycling, after her years as Founder and CEO of Isidore Electronics Recycling, both full service, for-profit, e-waste recycling social enterprises that provide work opportunities for people who have come out of the criminal justice system.

Kabira holds a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California with a focus on criminal justice reform and environmental governance.

She has consulted for the non-profit Green For All and worked for the City of L.A. as Senior Field Deputy for (then) City Council President Eric Garcetti.

She is a graduate of Vassar College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish. Honors and awards include: CSQ's "Innovation and Technology NextGen 10" (2016), inaugural "Smart on Crime" award by (then) CA Attorney General Kamala Harris (2015), "Women For A New Los Angeles" honoree by the L.A. Alliance for a New Economy (2015), and "50 Under 40 Social Entrepreneur" by the AMEX Foundation (2014).