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City Scholars® Foundation Fellows

Formally nominated and rigorously vetted, our City Scholars® Foundation Fellows

are smart, passionate non-profit CEOs distinguished by their uncommon

commitment to partnership and collaboration.

Together, they lead 19 after-school, school-based and community-based

organizations that provide the academic support, mentoring and creative enrichment

over 69,000 youth in predominately low-income, under-resourced

communities need to achieve against the odds in school and in life.


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Patti Birmingham


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura

Saticoy, Ventura, Oak View

1,056 youth served/year (90% low-income)


Cynthia Breunig

Cynthia Harnisch Breunig

President & CEO

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

12,386 youth served/year (40% low-income)

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Tige Charity

Executive Director

Kids in the Spotlight

Los Angeles & Pasadena

100 youth served/year (100% low-income)

Michelle Christie

Michelle Christie, EdD

Founder & Executive Director

No Limits

Greater Los Angeles

500 youth served/year (95% low-income)


Michelle Freridge


Michelle Freridge, Esq.

Executive Director

Asian Youth Center

Los Angeles County , Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley

1,952youth served/year (92% low-income)

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Virginia Hayward


Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley

Simi Valley

10,000 youth served/year (71% low-income)


Pam Hogan

Pam Hogan

Executive Director

Kids Rock Free

Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

1,000 youth served/year (35% low-income)

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Jennifer Jovanovic

Executive Director and Academic Officer


Greater Los Angeles

11,000 youth served/year (59% low-income)

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Betty LaMarr


EmpowHer Institute

South Los Angeles County

300 youth served/year (85% low-income)


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Jan Marholin


Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley

Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru

1,660 youth served/year (100% low-income)

Eric Moore

Eric Moore

Executive Director

Educate California

Los Angeles County

1,000 youth served/year (90% low-income)


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Scott Mosher


Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark


2,029 youth served/year (58% low-income)

Cesar Navarrete

Cesar Navarrete

Executive Director

Child Advocates of San Bernardino County (CASA)

San Bernardino County

185 youth served/year (100% low-income)

Beverly Noerr

Beverly Noerr

Executive Director

Redlands Bowl Performing Arts

Mentone, Loma Linda, Redlands

20,000 youth served/year (65% low-income)

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Tiffany Siart


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles County

1,500 youth served/year (79% low-income)

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

Executive Director

Young Storytellers

Los Angeles County

1,000 youth served/year (86% low-income)


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Shelly Thompson

Executive Director

LA County Community Development Foundation

Los Angeles County

500 youth served/year (99% low-income)

Tammy Wilson

Tammy Wilson, LMFT

CEO & President

Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment & the Arts

Southern California

1,143 youth served/year (85% low-income)




Percentage of Low-income Youth Served/Year = 77%