City Scholars® Foundation Fellows




Formally nominated, rigorously vetted and annually reviewed, our City Scholars® Foundation Fellows inspire us with their passion and commitment to helping each other and the education nonprofits they lead positively transform the lives of more than 50,000 predominantly low-income youth each year.

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Cynthia Breuning - Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

This is the most powerful learning community for taking strategic leadership to the next level. By utilizing what I’m learning, we now serve 29% more girls, having expanded our Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program to include incarcerated girls, caregivers and foster youth; and, we have a more engaged board and higher-quality, more stable staff and volunteers.

Cynthia Breunig, CEO
Girls Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

City Scholars® Foundation Fellow
7,300 youth served/year (80% low-income)
Riverside & San Bernardino Counties


Bill Thompson

Young Storytellers

Literacy & the Arts Enrichment
3,650 youth/year (75% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Charity Chandler-Cole, Ed.D.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles (CASA)

Advocacy & Education
1,100 foster youth/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Chloe Oliveras

Executive Director
Reading Partners LA

Literacy Enrichment
683 youth/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Cynthia Harnisch Breunig

President & CEO
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio

Leadership Development & Entrepreneurship
8,183 youth/year (80% low-income)

Riverside & San Bernardino Counties


Dynasty Taylor

Founder & CEO
Dynasty’s United Youth Association (DUYA)

Afterschool Education & Enrichment
250 youth/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Eric Moore

Founder & CEO
Educate California

College Prep, Life Skills & Parent Engagement
400 youth/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Erica Rosales

Executive Director
College Match

College Prep & Career Readiness
1,150 youth/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Everett Glenn

Founder & CEO
BOSS, Inc. (Business of Student Success)

Leadership Education & Enrichment
550 youth/year (67% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Franco Vega

Founder & Executive Director
The Right Way Foundation

Workforce & Life Skills Development
121 youth served/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County


Johng Ho Song

Executive Director
Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC)

Afterschool Education & Enrichment
750 youth/year (80% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Kyle Denman

Executive Director
Arts Bridging the Gap

Creative & Performing Arts Enrichment
1,900 youth/year (94% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Lindsay Elliott, Esq.

Executive Director
Happy Trails for Kids

Outdoor Education & Enrichment
500 foster youth/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County


Michelle Freridge, Esq.

Executive Director
Asian Youth Center

Afterschool Education & Enrichment
4,845 youth/year (95% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Nikia Richards

Co-Founder & President
S.T.R.E.A.M. Global Innovations

Career Exploration Enrichment
2,726 youth/year (100% low-income)

Greater Los Angeles

Patricia Siqueiros

Executive Director
Variety Boys & Girls Club

Afterschool Education & Enrichment
1,800 youth/year (97% low-income)

East Los Angeles


Regan Williams


Performing Arts & Work Skills Training
108 youth/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Roberto Martinez

Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo

Afterschool Education & Enrichment
1,091 youth/year (85% low-income)

Ventura County


Scott Mosher

Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark & Simi Valley

Afterschool Education & Enrichment
1,430 youth/year (68% low-income)

Moorpark & Simi Valley


Shimica Gaskins, Esq.

President & CEO

GRACE/End Child Poverty CA

Youth Advocacy
1, 100,000 youth impacted/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County & Statewide

Syd Stewart

Founder & CEO
Better Youth, Inc.

Mentorship & Media Arts Enrichment/Training
300 youth/year (97% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Tige Charity

Executive Director
Kids in the Spotlight, Inc.

Youth Development & Media Arts Training
359 foster youth/year (100% low-income)

Los Angeles County



Together, our Foundation Fellows lead 21 out-of-school time and school-based nonprofits that each year help 56,896 predominantly low-income, pre-K to college, ethnically diverse youth succeed in school and in life.
Youth served by our Foundation Fellows are 49% Latino, 11% Black, 18% White, 4% Multiracial, 15% Asian, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and, 92.8% qualify for the federally subsidized public school lunch program and/or attend Title I public schools in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura County.
50% of our Foundation Fellows lead nonprofits with annual revenues less than $1 million.
37% of our Foundation Fellows have served as a CEO less than 5 years; and, 21% have served as a CEO more than 15 years.

I love the amazing community of people involved with the City Scholars® Fellowship for Education.  I look forward to each session knowing that I get to network with these individuals, brainstorm and come back with new ideas. The energy in the room is huge.

Jan Marholin, CEO 
Boys & Girls Club Santa Clara Valley
City Scholars® Foundation Fellow
354 youth served/year (100% low-income)
Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru

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