Negative peer pressure, gangs, drugs, lack of parental support, economic disadvantage, and lack of resources are just a few risk factors that can mislead youth. The Foundation programs fill a gap in our community for much needed intervention and services that can increase resiliency for youth to overcome challenges and move forward with accomplishment. We have dozens of incredible stories that demonstrate the effectiveness of our work.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of more than 40 professionals, many of whom are from the local legal community. Our highly active board is responsible for fundraising, as well as managing, the resources of the Foundation. With such outstanding leadership and programs, it is no secret why the Foundation continues to grow into an outstanding charitable organization that changes the quality of life for so many youth and families
Equally impressive is the Foundation’s staff, which I believe is the heart and soul of our programs. We are committed to carrying out the vision of the Foundation and ensuring that every child and parent who receives our services has the ability to feel a sense of achievement.
By learning about and supporting our organization, we hope you will come to appreciate the mission of the Foundation.
|Susana Espinoza||Bilingual Therapist||¡Cuídate! & Madres Unidas||ext. 104|
|Nancy Garcia||Associate Director||Fund Development & Project SELF||ext. 108|
|Manny Gutierrez||Coordinator||¡Cuídate! & STOP SHORT of Addiction||ext. 114|
|Martha Madrid||Associate Director||Higher Education Mentoring Program & Madres Unidas||ext. 107|
|Nazly Restrepo||Associate Director||Clinical Services||ext. 102|
|Karen Ruan||Executive Director||Administration||ext. 101
|Natalie Sanchez||Bilingual Coordinator||Programa SHORTSTOP||ext. 120|
|Santiago Sandoval||Bilingual Coordinator||Higher Education Mentoring Program||ext. 100|
|Kathleen Scatton||Controller||Administration||ext. 103|
|Frances Torres||Health Educator||Madres Unidas||ext. 122|
|Martha Veliz||Bilingual Coordinator||STOP SHORT of Addiction||ext. 119|