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Suzanne Schmidt

Suzanne is a parent to two young children and has experienced firsthand the importance of in-home care for her kids as well as for close relatives. Her work with Hand in Hand focuses on expanding educational materials and workshop offerings in order to share our resources with more employers. Suzanne’s prior experiences with community organizing

Stacy Kono

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As the Network Director, Stacy oversees fundraising, leads organizational systems and planning, and partners with staff and the National Steering Committee.


Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California Our Mission To create a more humane and democratic society by responding to the needs and problems of disenfranchised people through leadership development and educational programs based on Popular Education methodology. Specifically our goal is to organize and educate immigrants concerned with solving problems in their own

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