City Scholars® Foundation Fellows

Our FELLOWS

Our FELLOWS

LEADERS WHO IMPACT + INSPIRE

Formally nominated, rigorously vetted and annually reviewed, 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 83,000 predominantly low-income youth each year.

Help leaders with HEART improve their serve.

100% of online donations support our City Scholars® Fellowship.

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
12,078 youth served/year (67% low-income)
Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

MEET OUR FELLOWS

Betty LaMarr

CEO/Founder
EmpowHer Institute

275 youth served/year
(97% low-income)

South Los Angeles

Beverly Noerr

Executive Director
Redlands Bowl Performing Arts

30,127 youth served/year
(76% low-income)

Mentone, Loma Linda, Redlands

Bill Thompson

Executive Director
Young Storytellers

1,207 youth served/year
(91% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Cesar Navarrete

Executive Director
Child Advocates of San Bernardino County (CASA)

191 youth served/year
(100% low-income)

San Bernardino County

Cynthia Harnisch Breunig

President & CEO
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio

12,078 youth served/year
(67% low-income)

Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

 

Eric Moore

Executive Director
Educate California

1,000 youth served/year
(100% low-income)

Los Angeles County

 

Franco Vega

Executive Director/Founder
The Right Way Foundation

100 low-income youth served/year
(100% low-income)

East & South Los Angeles

 

Jan Marholin

CEO
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley

1,927 youth served/year
(100% low-income)

Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru

 

Jennifer Jovanovic

Executive Director
GrowingGreat

15,000 youth served/year
(65% low-income)

Greater Los Angeles

 

Lindsay Elliot, Esq.

Executive Director
Happy Trails for Kids

800 youth served/year
(100% low-income)

Los Angeles County

 

Matthew Nelson

CEO
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley

1,720 youth served/year
(60% low-income)

Santa Clarita Valley

Michelle Christie, EdD

Founder & Executive Director
No Limits

700 youth served/year
(95% low-income)

Greater Los Angeles

Michelle Freridge, Esq.

Executive Director
Asian Youth Center

1,596 youth served/year
(88% low-income)

Greater Los Angeles, Antelope Valley
San Fernando Valley

Patricia Siquieros

Executive Director
Variety Boys & Girls Club

2,200 youth served/year
(98% low-income)

East Los Angeles

 

Scott Mosher

CEO
Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark

1,893 youth served/year
(63% low-income)

Moorpark

 

Shimica Gaskins, Esq.

Executive Director
Children’s Defense Fund-CA

1,570 youth served/year
(45% low-income)

Los Angeles County

Tammy Wilson, LMFT

CEO & President
Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment & the Arts

1,159 youth served/year
(80% low-income)

Southern California

 

Tige Charity

Executive Director
Kids in the Spotlight

100 youth served/year
(100% low-income)

Los Angeles & Pasadena

 

Virginia Hayward

CEO
Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley

10,000 youth served/year
(71% low-income)

Simi Valley

OUR IMPACT DEMOGRAPHICS

Together, our Foundation Fellows lead 19 out-of-school time and school-based nonprofits that each year help 83,643 predominantly low-income, pre-K to college, ethnically diverse youth succeed in school and in life.
Youth served by Foundation Fellows are 51% Latino, 21% Black, 15% White, 7% Multiracial, 4% Asian, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and, more than 73% qualify for the subsidized public school lunch program and/or attend Title I public schools in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino or Ventura County.
47% of Foundation Fellows lead nonprofits with annual revenues less than $1 million.
37% of 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.  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
1,927 youth served/year (100% low-income)
Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru

Jan Marholin - Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley 2

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