Kayla Lebo
2013-11-09
Kayla has worked for CHALK programs in San Francisco for 9 years, since she was a teenager. She is now the coordinator of our digital media program and television show. Kayla is easily one of the sweetest people I have ever known. On any given day you might see her bring snacks to the office for...
Katherine Bruce
2013-11-09
Katherine started her career in our intern program, took the initiative to work at two challenging sites, with different expectations.  Her effort, commitment and dedication landed her a staff position at King Elementary as a MediCal counselor. Katherine is system focused.  Her presence is...
Xiomara Galvan
2012-11-14
Court Advocate Tell us about yourself: I'm a single Latina mother of 3 little girls. I am currently completing my Associates in Liberal Arts at City College of San Francisco. In Fall 2013, I plan to transfer to San Francisco State to continue my studies. I was born and raised in San Francisco...
Mabel Ortiz
2012-11-14
Early Childhood Educator - First Five Center Tell us about yourself: I am 25 years old, was born in Oakland, California, and the oldest of 3 siblings. Both of my parents are from Zacatecas, Mexico. I’m the first generation in my family to go to college. I attended San Francisco State University...
Kevin Lacy
2012-11-14
Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco Tell us about yourself: I’m originally from Compton, near Los Angeles. I grew up in a house with my mother, grandparents, aunt, and little sister (5 years younger). I’ve always had an interest in art, drawing and sketching in particular,...
Mary Jane Landolina
2012-11-14
School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County Tell us about yourself: Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a Registered Nurse working in the operating room for many years in New York City. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Since then, I have been living in Mill Valley for 22 years with...
Donald Thompson
2012-11-14
Coordinator - Gateway Alcohol and Drug Services Tell us about yourself: I was born in San Diego and grew up in San Francisco. I do not have kids, but have the same partner for the last 10 years! I like to go to concerts, movies, travel, and collect stuff from flea markets and garage sales. I...
Alexandra Ponce-Murillo
2012-07-20
Director of Training and Program Manager - Public Allies Silicon Valley/San Francisco Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised in the South Bay. I received a B.A. in Sociology from UC Davis and an M.A. in Counseling Education from San Jose State University. I have worked in the non-profit...
Ledah Duncan
2012-07-20
EPIC After School Program Coordinator Tell us about yourself: I am a Californian Native American, born in San Jose, and raised in Oakland. I have lived in various places throughout my younger years: Oklahoma, Hawaii, the East Coast, and on my reservation in Lake County. I come from a very...
Carmen Ruiz
2012-07-20
Administrative Assistant - Gateway Project Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the Bay Area in 1994. I'm married with a beautiful son and a daughter. My interests include reading, going to the movies with my kids, and mostly spending time with my...