As a board, we are committed to seeing the fruition of Mika’s work in the community this year and into the future. While our board continues to engage in visioning and planning for future leadership, one of our board members, Jenna Tourjé, will be representing the board as a full-time Interim Executive Leader for the next 3-6 months. Jenna has been working alongside Mika for the past ten years, and brings extensive experience in community development, non-profit leadership, and urban planning to the day-to-day operations of Mika.
Gift cards are a way to equip them to do that, whether the most urgent need is groceries or household items. The four places identified from our community as most useful are Smart & Final, The Grocery Store Outlet, Target, and Stater Bros.
I’m finding my greatest source of strength and hope among my immigrant friends and neighbors and those facing what seem like very hopeless situations. Their lifelong resilience and trust that God is taking care of them reminds me that even in the darkest situations there can be light and hope.
We need to raise $30,000 before our fall program begins on September 18th in order to fully staff and equip our youth programs. These funds will allow us to maintain our two program locations for our after-school program and keep all of our youth programs fully functioning for the fall.