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Board Members


Yvette McKinnie


"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi


Jessie Turner


"People lifting people, I am my brother's keeper"


LaAndrea Turner

Executive Director

"Make someone smile today and let them know that you send your love"

Leadership Team


Octavia Hill

Director of Operations/Youth Program Director

"Explore, Dream, Discover" - Mark Twain

LaAndrea Turner

Senior Program Director/Job Placement Coach

"Make someone smile today and let them know you send your love"

Rick Cazares

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles" - Christopher Reeve

Team Members

Ashley Johnson

Case Manager

"You are AMAZING"

Fabian Santoyo

Senior Mentor/Instructor

"Never give up, fall down 6 times, get up 7 and improve along the way."

Jorge Flores

Art Instructor/Mentor

"No matter where life takes me. Find me with a smile."

-Mac Miller

Daniel Castillo

Coding Instructor/Job Readiness Instructor/Mentor

"Technology is a strong source of data, but your ambitions are stronger."

Jennifer Martinez

STEM Instructor/Mentor

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou

Destiny Butler

Youth Worker/Mentor

"She remembered who she was and the game changed."

Brian Becerra

Coding Instructor/Mentor

"Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to 

plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say 'No, you move.' ”

― Christopher Markus

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