Grace Chang

- University of California, Public Health Policy


loves dogs and wants to start her own non-profit one day 

Gabriela Garandos

- Georgia Tech, Computational Media 

left the corporate sector to prepare for the adventure of teaching English overseas

Alexander Gonzalez

- Georgia Gwinnett College, Software Development

- Berkmar High School, Technology Support Technician 

DACA kid with dreams of starting his own company, already underway

Jonathan Suh

- University of North Carolina, International Business, IT

- One Ring, Marketing Strategist


learning to leverage marketing skills for a good cause

Laura Estock

- Gwinnett Tech College, Tester

about to put her 4th child through college, deserves a medal

Ashely Romero

- University of Georgia, History

Teach for America

- Camp Creek Elementary School, 2nd grade teacher

PhD candidate at UGA with focus on family literacy, on her way to experiencing something really special in June


Adriana Moreno Valencia

- Chesney Elementary School, Parent Instructional Coordinator


a nonstop source of energy who keeps the Chesney program together

Alexis Keskonis

- Chesney Elementary School

reading specialist providing guidance and training to volunteers

Program Advisors

Jin Lee

- Trinity College, Youth Ministry

- Trinity Evangelical Divinity, MA Religious Education

- Golden Gate Theological Seminary, MDiv


bullied for being different as a kid, loves networking with people of different backgrounds to get things done

David Kim

- Cornell University, History

- Fuller Theological Seminary, MAGL

didn't start school until eight years old, knows the power of education and wants to share it with kids like him

Board Members and Advisors

Will Rumbaugh

- Assistant Clinical Professor, Georgia State University

- Director of School & District Effectiveness, 

Georgia Department of Education

- Area Superintendent, Fulton County Schools

Helen Ho

- Founding Partner, HKH Law LLC

- Founder and former Executive Director, Asian-Americans Advancing Justice

Brick Carley

- Chairman of the Board of Elders, Roswell Community Church

- Senior Client Executive, IBM

Simon Suh

- Founder, Serving Life International

- President and CEO, Lydia's Design Studio


Paige Havens

- Change Agent, Independent Marketing & Community Relations Consultant


Denise Townsend

- Regional Director, United Way of Georgia - Gwinnett, Dekalb, and Fulton

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