Meet our staff

Camila Ramirez Tejada

Youth Programs Coordinator
Camila is a creative who is passionate about working with low-income communities of color and connecting them to resources.
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Alejandro Zapata

Program Assistant
Alejandro is an engineering student at Fairleigh Dickinson University with a crazy dream to change the world one person at a time.
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Jennifer Kang

Development Assistant
Jennifer is a recent UVa graduate who grounds her work in community-based needs, dreams, and passions
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Lindsey Allen

Development Fellow
Lindsey Allen is originally from Boston, MA and calls Washington D.C home. She is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland- College Park studying Applied Linguistics and Language Education.
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Yannik Omictin

Labor Program Coordinator
Yannik is a DC-based organizer from Northern Virginia and the Bay Area, California, whose parents arrived on Turtle Island from the Philippines and France. He is powered by a vision of a truly liberated world.
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Rebecca Walters

Development Officer
Rebecca is passionate about working with community-driven organizations to advance women, minorities and vulnerable populations.
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Malauna Steele

Interim Executive Director
As a nonprofit bean counter for over 18 years, Malauna has worked for some of the most dynamic, grassroots charities around the globe and in the District.
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Board of Directors

Verone L. Bernard


Vivian Chang


Terican Gross


AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez