Alfredo “Fredo” Guardado – born and raised in San Francisco – has spent his professional career dedicated to enriching the communities he grew up in. Fredo joins us from the Urban Services YMCA where he spent last 5 years delivering high quality services to 4 of San Francisco’s public High Schools. He’s thrilled to take on the role of Bessie
Born and raised in the Bay Area, LaSaundra is a vibrant character whose passion is to enhance the lives of young people by bridging innovative and engaging youth development strategies with tangible educational outcomes. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from California State University, Easy Bay and currently pursuing a Master’s of Business Management with a concentration in Public
Mia was born and raised in southern CA, and has adopted the Bay Area as a second home. She comes into this role with 8+ years in education, ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade. Mia is excited to bring her experience to the Beacon at Presidio Middle School. Here are some appreciations from her Executive Director, and the San Francisco
Saul Anaya was born and raised in San Francisco and has lived in the heart of the Mission District his entire life. After graduating from San Francisco State, he took different employment opportunities before landing a position with an after-school program at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in 1991. In 1996 the program merged with the Jamestown Community Center and Saul
Charlotte La Riviere began working with Mission Graduates in 2014 after majoring in History at the University of San Francisco. She began as an Americorps volunteer at the Bryant Extended Day Program, before teaching the fourth grade after school class at the Marshall Extended Day Program for two years. Currently she is the director of the Sanchez Extended Day Program.
Mandy was born in the Bay, raised in Rocklin, CA, and matured in great cities all over the country. A BA in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine landed her a job at the Laguna Playhouse in the youth theater department and her time and experience there thrust her on to pursue a Masters in Educational Theater and English at New
Sherry has over 12 years of experience coordinating and managing projects and educational programs in the Bay Area. She started her career as a secondary Social Studies teacher in San Diego and the East Bay. She earned her first masters in Educational Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State in 2010. She recently completed a second masters, an administrative
Alberto Martinez and was born and raised in the San Francisco Mission District, and graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Criminal Justice. After beginning his work with Jamestown , he realized that his passion lies within the work he does with his community to provide youth with the skills, that will help them succeed in life.
Melissa is Bay Area local. She went to school at Sonoma State University, originally to study to be an elementary teacher, but after her first job with AmeriCorps at an elementary school in Santa Rosa, she fell in love with after school. After completing her B.A. in Human Development, she moved to San Francisco and joined Mission Graduates in December
Lorraine Orlandi joined the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center in July 2018 to become the director of Beacon programs at Francisco Middle School. Before that she spent seven years as the Community School Coordinator at Paul Revere K-8, where she built a network of community partners that helped to install gardening spaces and a soccer field, to strengthen family partnerships and