1) How did you first learn about W.O.M.A.N., Inc.?
I attend City College of San Francisco where I am enrolled in classes to complete the
Social Justice & Diversity Certificate and earn my transfer degree. Through enrollment at City, I became aware of the Project SURVIVE community. Project SURVIVE is a peer
education program that promotes healthy relationships and provides resources for leaving abusive relationships. I completed WOMN 55: Ending Sexual Violence this Spring, which teaches the Project SURVIVE curriculum and connects students to volunteer opportunities. My volunteer opportunity connected me with W.O.M.A.N Inc.
2) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in the Mission District in San Francisco. I have most recently worked as a preschool teacher, preschool chef, and food program coordinator for a nonprofit child development organization. I live in the Sunset with my daughter, partner, and our two dogs. I enjoy cooking with my family, and movie nights out with my daughter.
3) Please tell us about your fundraising efforts.
When my partner, Philippe, and I got married in April and asked our friends and family to donate to W.O.M.A.N. Inc.’s April Purple Purse flash fundraiser, which we linked to our wedding announcement. We are sending out another announcement with a “donate” link to W.O.M.A.N. Inc.’s year round fundraising site on networkforgood.org with the hope that all of our friends and family will become one-time or sustaining supporters. It was wonderful to attend the 40th Birthday Celebration and meet more of the volunteers, staff, and board members who make up this community.
4) What propelled you to volunteer with us & what motivates you to continue supporting our work?
I felt responsibility to enroll in WOMN 55 and get a greater understanding of anti-domestic violence work as a way to give back to the community that supported me when I needed compassion and connection to services. I will continue to volunteer with W.O.M.A.N. Inc. by completing training for the Support Line this Spring.