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 is to provide innovative and culturally relevant services that strengthen and enrich youth, families and the community.
Our vision is to empower youth as leaders who contribute to the social and economic betterment of their community.
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
Biology Professor, Gavilan Community College
Support Manager, San Benito High School
Business Owner; Farmer’s Insurance
City Council Member, Gilroy
Mary jo Palmer
Coordinator for the Educational Foundation and Alumni Relations, Gavilan College