Fruition: Meet Julisa.

The Carranza’s have been involved with Mika since the beginning of our work on Center Street and have made a lasting impact in the their community as well as in the Maple and Shalimar communities. Julisa is the third of four siblings who has grown up in our youth programs--most of their young years, the Centro de Esperanza (Hope Center) was across the courtyard from their apartment.  She has realized the impact Mika had on her life during those important years in many ways.

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Executive Director transition!

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.

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Sarah GoodmanComment
Christmas 2018

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.

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