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Our Work

WHERE WE ARE LAYING THE GROUNDWORK

San Jose Youth Forum

PROJECT COORDINATION AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

Provide tactical coordination and big picture vision in support of the co-convenors the Youth Liberation Movement and the San Jose Public Library. Help bring to life an entirely new modality for community conversation and systems change - an intergenerational forum that centers lived experience focused on workforce and education policy change. Wrangle over 100 partners and attendees, and support the execution of landscape mapping, participatory action research (surveys and focused groups), and human centered design activities.

Resource Link

PROCESS DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

Groundwork designed and built Resource Link, an elegant solution to high school persistence for Opportunity Youth. Resource Link is a youth-centered data system and associated process that brings together reengagement education and supportive services so that more Opportunity Youth can persist in their education. Resource Links purpose is to ensure that even our highest-barrier students complete secondary education with reduced or no disruptions. 


Groundwork provides vision, leadership, and project management in order to remain clear about ion vision and purpose, translate the vision into action, and coordinate partners to support those actions. Groundwork guides the growth, development, & structure of the Resource Link Partnership, and be the communication hub, facilitate connection & coordination among Resource Link Partners.

Rebuilding Together Oakland & East Bay

BOARD RETREAT & FACILITATION

https://www.rtoakland.org/

Planned and facilitated Board of Directors retreat and subsequent Board meeting to cement key actions identified at the retreat.

California Opportunity Youth Network

NETWORK DEVELOPMENT & POLICY ADVOCACY

www.caloyn.org​

Co-founder turned co-convenor. After 8 years as a volunteer, now providing strategic planning and governance support to COYN as one of the network co-conveners under its fiscal sponsor and backbone agency New Ways to Work.

Youth Liberation Movement

SUPPORTING YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT LEADERSHIP

www.youthliberationmovement.org

Currently, providing logistical, organizational, and coaching support to a fully youth-led and governed organization aimed at creating "structural wisdom" through partnerships with public systems, institutions, and agencies. 

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

EXECUTIVE CAPACITY

https://www.sacnas.org

Served as interim Executive Director / Managing Director from June 2020 - November 2022. Oversaw all administration and operations for a $6M national nonprofit whose primary function and revenue sources was obliterated by the pandemic, and from which all senior leadership had departed en masse. Supported the board in reimagining governance and restructuring the organization. Led a staff of 20 through the pandemic, including pivoting the organization's signature event to two years of virtual, and then moving back to in-person to host the organization's most successful conference in terms of attendance, sponsorship revenue, exhibitor volume and revenue, and volunteers hours in October 2022.

San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School

ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT

https://www.sjcccs.org

In support of the Board's strategic planning process, conducted strategic assessments of the Back on Track model and the Positive Youth Development framework to identify readiness for strengthened implementation and opportunities to radically reimagine current efforts in support of mission.

Side by Side

PROGRAM DESIGN

https://www.sidebysideyouth.org/programs/real-alternatives/

Designed a relationship-centered employment program for the Real Alternatives programs serving non-minor dependent foster youth in Extended Foster Care.

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