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Kymberlie Quong-Charles
Posted On December 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Deputy Director Youth Rise Texas
Libby Bland
Posted On December 18, 2020 10:23 pm
Senior Planner and Urban Designer Asakura Robinson FOCUS Libby’s passionate about understanding and building replicable affordable housing and supportive system models as part of a comprehensive strategy to stabilize families. She will be partnering with Project Row Houses in the Third Ward of Houston for this research. She will connect similar arts-based nonprofits that are… View Article
Kandace Vallejo
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:13 am
Founder and Executive Director Youth Rise Texas FOCUS Being a teenager is hard for everyone, but when a teenage child unexpectedly loses a parent, it changes their life forever. This loss becomes even more difficult when shrouded in the shame, silence, and economic hardship that too often accompany the sudden loss of a parent to… View Article
Marla Torrado
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:12 am
Planning Director Community Powered Workshop FOCUS Marla believes in the power of communities and their place-based projects to generate lasting, meaningful impact. As a Puerto Rican woman living in the U.S., creating opportunities that result in more equitable and just cities is her passion. Working on affordable housing issues in Austin, Texas, she understands firsthand… View Article
Hailey Easley
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:16 am
Executive Director Austin Asian Community Health Initiative FOCUS With Austin’s Asian population doubling every 12 years, it is the fastest growing demographic group in the city and the fastest growing Asian community out of the nation’s 30 largest cities. Austin’s Asian population is comprised of dozens of ethnic subgroups, each with their own language, social… View Article
Corinne Chacon
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Managing Co-Founder Mano y Corazon Institute FOCUS As a Mexican-American, I understand the ways our community’s tight-knit families help us to be resilient. Can we leverage that behavior to reinforce our wellness? I believe a holistic approach (mind-body-soul) that integrates traditional medicine, behavioral health, Indigenous medicine, and complementary practices holds the key. MORE ABOUT CORINNE… View Article
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