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Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors guides policy and strategic direction of the organization and is comprised of ten members who have diverse expertise in nonprofit management, health, business, law, the arts and education, as well as the communities we serve.


  • Our Mission


    Our Mission is to provide innovative and culturally relevant services that strengthen and enrich youth, families and the community.


  • Our Vision


    Our vision is to empower youth as leaders who contribute to the social and economic betterment of their community.


Board Members



  • Jonathan Gonzalez, Chair


    Customer Relations & Marketing Manager, POCO Solar Energy, Inc.


    Ray Rodriguez, Vice Chair


    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, Research Technical Manager


    Elena De La Puerta, Secretary


    Counselor, San Benito County Office of Education


    Hon. Tom Breen


    Ret. Superior Court Judge, San Benito County


    Rey Morales


    Biology Professor, Gavilan Community College


  • Nick Rabago


    Support Manager, San Benito High School


    Maria Cid


    Business Owner; Farmer’s Insurance


    Fred Tovar


    City Council Member, Gilroy


    Mary jo Palmer


    Coordinator for the Educational Foundation and Alumni Relations, Gavilan College

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