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San Diego Social Venture Partners
October 31, 2010

I joined San Diego Social Venture Partners as a way of giving back to my community. Having started my career as a county mental health program director, I continued to want to help those where I could. San Diego Social Venture Partners has been a transformative experience for me. It has allowed me to use and share my professional expertise with nonprofits in such a way that I can actually see the impact of my efforts. This is very personally gratifying. Anyone interesting in working with nonprofits by using their professional expertise would do well to consider joining a Social Venture Partners chapter. There are 26 of them across the country and we are 400 strong here in California.

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This is a group of bright and dedicated folks whose primary interest is making a difference in their community. These are folks who really want to do good rather than just look good or feel good.

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I'd like to introduce folks to the social venture philanthropy model as a way of enriching their lives and those of others.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Started the Strategic Planning Resource Team.

JUST IN TIME FOR FOSTER YOUTH
October 31, 2010

Youth who have spent most of their lives in foster care are "emancipated" when they turn 18. These young men and women are oftentimes left without any resources and are released into their communities. Just In Time For Foster Youth is a life changing and life saving program for these young adults. By providing a number of gap services like housing, help with jobs and finances, Just In Time bridges their transition to their independence. It takes a dedicated group of staff and volunteers to provide these young people with the tools for a better tomorrow. I can not commend enough the efforts of all those who support Just In Time for Foster Youth and their mission .

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I witnessed a foster youth who had been in 10 different foster homes only to be locked out of the house on their 18th birthday and Just In Time was their to pick them up.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase its funding so that it could serve more 'aged out' foster youth and create a better future for them.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I helped Just In Time with their strategic plan.