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Catch up with Youth Focus!  Our blog contains profiles of our dedicated staff, board members, and supporters, as well as stories about our youth and programs. 

Carl Jones, Board Member

Say hello to Carl Jones, Youth Focus Board Member.  Carl is the Director of Development at UNCG. 1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger?  I work at UNCG as the Director of Development for the College of Arts & Sciences, and I meet with alumni and donors who

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Jeff Smith, Board Member

Say hello to Jeff Smith! After working with us on the board for the Guilford Green Foundation, Jeff joined the Youth Focus board. 1. What is your favorite thing about working with Youth Focus? Knowing that the work we do makes a significant difference for young people who would otherwise be left without options. 2.

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Yubisela Aranda Sandoval, Board Member

Say hello to Yubisela Aranda Sandoval, a Youth Focus Board Member and UNCG employee. 1. What is your favorite thing about working with Youth Focus? I have the opportunity to make an impact on their lives. 2. What is one thing you wish more people knew about Youth Focus? The staff’s commitment and love for

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Laurie Ford, Board Member

We’d like to introduce you to Laurie Ford, a Youth Focus Board Member and Managing Director of Lomonaco Investments.  Lomonaco develops mixed-use and residential communities throughout the Southeastern U.S. 1. What is your favorite thing about working with Youth Focus? It is a privilege being a part of an organization that helps transform the lives

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Sean Haynes, Board Member

Meet Sean Haynes, a Youth Focus Board Member.  Sean works for Mack Truck as a Business Analyst. 1. What is your favorite thing about working with Youth Focus? Knowing that the work being done can change the trajectory of people’s lives. 2. What is one thing you wish more people knew about Youth Focus? This

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Summer Foster, Board Member

Say hello to Summer Foster, Youth Focus Board Member.  Summer works in the Department of Education at UNCG. 1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger?  I work in the School of Education. I’m fortunate to be able to train students on how to become amazing teachers in our

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Ellen Hollander

Ellen is an Americorps member and works as our Safe Place Coordinator. She’s a team player and always willing to help with a smile on her face. 1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger? I work at a youth crisis shelter that provides emergency housing to youth who

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Tiana Roberts

Say hello to Tiana, a wonderful part of our team at My Sister Susan’s House! 1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger? I don’t consider this my job, this opportunity has aligned me with the purpose God has placed inside of me. I am able to express a

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Finn Shepherd

Finn is a newer staff member and has hit the ground running and taken a lot of ownership of his role. He is an active and crucial part of our team and we love having him work on the third shift! 1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger?

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