Thank You to Our Virtual Volunteers!

Virtual Tutors 2020-2021

Thank you to our Virtual Tutors who helped our students with their classwork while learning from home.

Leila Airedell

Isabella Diaz

Mackenzie Fortner

Micah Freeman

Ashley Hernandez

Karina Hernandez

Jack Lesinski

Lynn Li

Owen Lichtman

Edwin Marquez

Kimberly Miranda

Karen Montie

Kathryn O’Neil

Laurie Parres

Cheryl Prell

Joel Prell

Eduardo Reyes

Stephanie Rivas

Howard Rosen

Jaden Rosenbaum

Fred Samulon

Valeria Santos

Aishah Sharrief

Luke Shuman

Cooper Silverman

Sophia Stoller

Nicole Tellez

Tasheona Wren

Living History Project Volunteers

Thank you for volunteering your time and sharing your stories and insight with our students.

Carmen Barreto
Denise Capell
Lili Davidson
Loraine Despres
Ed Dreyfus
Hank Guerrero
Alma Hawkins
Cornel Hunter
Felicia  Lopez
Debbie Martinez-Rambeau
Rose  Norton
Bill Paden
Laurie Parres
Silvia  Perchuk
Mary Petersen
Trini Rodriguez
Fred Samulon
Marta Samulon
Phil Savenick
Leah Sayles
Harry Smallenburg
Beverly Tate
Maria Tostado
Rene Vanbroekhuizen

Culinary-To-Go Volunteers

Thank you for helping to feed our families with fantastic recipes and fresh ingredients. 

Thanks to our Culinary Council Members Tom Kaplan, Emily Kaplan, Hank Guerrero and Karelvy Marquez!

Elyott Castro * Karelvy Márquez * Sertell Hollie * Jane Nishinura * Oscar Pérez * Argelia Demara * Ana Zapata

United Voices of Literacy Volunteers

Thank you to the volunteers who worked with United Voices Of Literacy as either a virtual tutor, gift coordination, video-music or graphics assistance, and to the actors who came in to read to the class and guest artists.

Lisa Chilton

Aishah Sharrieff

Eric Buron

Molly Erwin

Beverly Reynolds

Jamal McCree

Bella Vaananen

Natalie Rose

Alizeh Hussain

Cedric Sanders

Winfred Ruiz

Joel Steingold

Alani iLongwe

Margaret Thomas

Hayley Holmes

Rick Calderon

Lauren Haight

Jonathan Karp

Carol Holliday          

Krystal Johnson        

Anna Mansager         

John Tilley                 

Nicole Jones             

Kelly Wilson             

Jeanette Hanna         

Jon Chaffin                

April Warfield             

Adinah Zilton

Chloe Kristensen                   

Riley de Jong             

Kaz Chu                     

Cheryl Gussman        

Nafia Rahaman

Babe Evans

Judy Spilka

Howard Rosen

Linda Thao

Jovin Preet Singh

Guadalupe Rodriquez

Malik Reed

Celia Richardson

Darrell Morgan

Shanaira Udwadia Banerjee

Alumni Guest Speakers

Thank you for sharing your experiences with our current clients.

Ashley Avina, Hiring Manager

Jessica Beas, Leadership Coach

Callyne Buerge, Hiring Manager

Loraine Despres, Author

Barbara Dreyfus, Therapist

Dana Golenberg, Counselor

Amanda Gunn, Wellness Coach

Bianca Guzman, El Nido

Nicole Keilman, Human Resources

Edna Monroy, SAJE

Claudia Moreno, Public Policy

Carolina Torres, School Counselor

Karen Ugarte, Student

Ivette Vivanco, MBA, Economic Coach

COVID-19 Essential Services

Thank you to everyone who helped distribute essentials to our families.

Denise Capell

Lisa Carloss

Lorranine Depres

Eliza Howard

Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities

Philip Martin

Yoram Mimun

Karen Norris

Laurie Parres

Mary Petersen

Kaylen Poretzky

Steve Poretzky

Amanda Sedaka

Cooper Silverman

Laurie Spivak

Becky Still

Mike Still

Lien Ta

Henry Valdez
(in Memorium)

Lucy Zepp

Family Visitation Center & Safe Child Custody Exchange Program

Thank you for assisting our children and caregivers.

Margie Abel

Elizabeth Banuelos

Jesenia Barcenas

Andree Booker-Olivas

Julianna Ceballos

Irma Chavez

Julie Domingo

Sylvia Flores

Michelle Lieber

Leslie Mendez

Sandra Perez

Dayana Tellez

Neelem Duggal

Virtual Career Volunteers 2020 – 2021

Thank you for sharing your career or business experience with our student and helping them to discover the many career options available to them.

Michelle Accardi, Technology/Marketing, Star2Star

Rob Beltch, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Liz Bias, Family Therapist

Alex Carloss, Gaming Industry, N3twork Inc.

Trixy Castro, Entrepreneur, Hampstead Ventures

Beth Chepelsky, Marketing, City of Chandler, Arizona

Sathi Chowdhury, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Bilal Clarance, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Jodi Cohn, Public/Community Health, St. Barnabas Senior Center

Joseph Cubas, Electrical Engineer, Northrop Grumman

Harry Drasin, Physician/Psychologist

Lili Davidson, Commercial Artist, Mattel Toys

Tom Davis, Bank Loan Officer, Bank of America

Loraine Despres, TV Writer/Author, Board Advisor

Robert Dilles, Banking/Finance, Bank of America

Olja Dimittijevic, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Andre Eriksen, Actor/ Musician/Artist

Larry Fernandes, Investment Banking, Wells Fargo

Dan Finn, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Rosie Flowers, Pharmacist

Tim Foster, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Marian Francese-Lock, Auditing and HR, Prudential

Lauraine Gibbons, Art Director TV/Movies

Dayna Golenberg, Transitioning Careers, Therapist

Susan Greenberg, Professional Musician

Shivani Gupta, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Paige Harrison, Systems Engineer, US Space Force

Eliza Howard, Architect/Art Gallery, Thinc

Elodie Introia, Professional Chef, The Hungry French Girl

Lora Isavi, Mock Job Interviews, Kaiser Permanente

Peter Issa, Start a Business / Budget and Credit, Pacific Western Bank

Sai Kantabathina, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Emily Kim, Medical School

Gergana Kmetova, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Max Kramer, Coding Class, Student

Selwwyn Lehmann, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Sylvia Lopez, News Reporter/Public Health, UCLA Center For Health Equity

Erica Mahgerefteh, Social Marketing/Public Health, Kaiser Permanente

Dr Rebecca Mandel, Pediatrician, Valencia Pediatric Associates

Christine Matula R.N., Nursing

Cameron McNelis, Banking/Finance, Pacific Western Bank

Nancy Morikawa, Finance/Banking IT, Pacific Western Bank

Gadi Naveh, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Tom O’Connor, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Adriana Perez, Child Development Therapy

Kathy Perez, How To Start A Nonprofit, ESPN Sports Director

Areeb Pirani, Mobile Gaming, Riot Games

Cheryl Prell, Real Estate Attorney

Joel Prell, Hospital Administration

Carlos Rosales, Banking/Finance, Wells Fargo Bank

Uriel Saenz, Fashion/Lifestyle, The US Lifestyle Group LLC

Fred Samulon, Engineer

Eiran Shaelev, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Jesse Shapiro, Real Estate Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Alex Sigoloff, Real Estate Broker/Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Cooper Silverman, Magic Class, Magician & High School student

Dr Angel Skinner, Cover Letters & Resume Writing, Mississippi State University

Megan Thompson, Marketing, Performing Arts, Cleveland Opera Theater

Jeff Trealor, Public Defender, LA County Public Defender’s Office

Rene Van Broekhuizen, Executive Chef, Strada Restaurant

Olivia Villers, Medical School

JP Walhorn, Software Development, Syntx

Jordan Weiss, Branding/Promotions, Plus Capital, Junior Board

Kim Weiss, Dance Instructor, LAUSD

Alex Wilkin, Registered Nurse

Mike Winston, Anesthesiologist, Cedars Sinai Hospital

Will Ye, Software Engineer Panel, Capital One

Sarah Youn, Public Health, Kaiser Permanente

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