Member Spotlight: Suzie Bechtol

Suzie Bechtol

Development Manager at 2-1-1 San Diego

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Member Spotlight: Kimberly Castillo

Kimberly Castillo

Food Procurement Supervisor at Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

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Black Lives Matter Movement Resources

George Floyd mural painted by artist Chloe Becky, covers the plywood boards on the shattered storefront of a beauty college in La Mesa.

YNPN San Diego stands in solidarity with the African American/Black community. We are dedicated to educating ourselves and our organizations to become better allies and advocates for equality. We hope these resources will help you, our members, through this learning process. Black Lives Matter.

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Black Lives Matter. Every single day.

George Floyd | Breonna Taylor | Tony McDade | Ahmaud Arbery

We speak their names, honoring their humanity and mourning their untimely and unjust deaths.

YNPN San Diego stands in solidarity with the African American/Black community as we process the senseless violence against members of our community and nation. These are just the latest names—the news, social media, and our hearts are filled with countless more. Racism persists, overtly and covertly, every day whether covered by the media or not.

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YNPN San Diego would like to know - How are you doing?

YNPN San Diego would like to know, how are you doing?

During this time of uncertainty and change, how are you managing your stress? What are you doing to stay calm and relaxed? Or, if you are feeling insecure or uneasy, how are you handling those feelings?

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COVID-19 Resources

Although this continues to be an evolving and stressful time, we are thankful for members in our community who have shared information, offered help, and provided resources. In this blog, we've compiled COVID-19 resources shared by other nonprofits:

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Meet Our New Board Members!

YNPN San Diego is proud to welcome a brand new group of board members to our 2020 board of directors!

These unique, dedicated, and creative leaders are helping to shape YNPN San Diego's programming, communication, and membership. We have a lot of exciting changes coming in 2020 and we have no doubt that these new board members along with our current board members will manage it beautifully! In 2020, we are luck to have an incredible group of six new boardies!

Welcome to YNPN San Diego!

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Board Member Spotlight: Meet Lindsay!

Lindsay Marcil, YNPNsd Board Member & Marketing Committee Co-Chair

Driven by a love for art, music, and their intersection with community service, Lindsay has spent her career in the nonprofit sector connecting individuals to opportunities for community impact; whether through art, public radio, or urban revitalization.

Lindsay recently moved to San Diego from Minneapolis, MN where she worked as a marketing professional for nonprofit organizations including the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Minnesota Public Radio. Lindsay was an active volunteer and Advisory Board Member with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities. Lindsay served two years with AmeriCorps as a Volunteer Coordinator for a rebuilding organization in post-Katrina New Orleans, and then in St. Paul, MN as a Tutor Coordinator for St. Paul Public Schools. A Seattle native but a Minnesotan at heart, Lindsay holds a B.A. in Graphic Design and Art History from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Board Member Spotlight: Meet Theresa!

Theresa Cunningham, YNPNsd Board Member

Theresa Cunningham is the Vice President of Reality Changers, a San Diego-based nonprofit that transforms lives by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the resources and support to become college graduates. In her position, she oversees talent operations and program management and plays a lead role in creating and maintaining an environment that values learning, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Her previous experience spans across the areas of consulting, nonprofit management, education, strategic planning, and human resources. She earned a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California and a M.A. in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.  

A writer and food aficionado, Theresa’s inspiration is derived from her travel to over 30 countries. In her personal time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and raising her two daughters. As a member of the YNPN San Diego Advisory Board, she contributes to building and sustaining a growing network of leaders by serving on the membership committee.

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Board Member Spotlight: Meet Jessica V!

Jessica Valencia, YNPNsd Board Member & Membership Committee Co-Chair

Jessica is currently a Prevention and Community Engagement Specialist at Center for Community Solutions and is passionate about working to end sexual violence and dismantle the roots of oppression. She is excited to join the YNPN SD Advisory Board as the Membership Co-Chair and looks forward to connecting with other members.

Jessica is a San Diego native and graduate of San Diego State University, where she received her B.A. in Women’s Studies and Spanish, along with a certification in Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation. Through her experience working with different social justice organizations, she has gained skills in public speaking, conflict resolution and event planning. Jessica is committed to community engagement and volunteers with the Hermanitas Program through MANA de San Diego, CA Latinas for Reproductive Justice and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties. On her down time, she enjoys reading, running, and dancing to live music.

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