Conchilla – Jardin de la Union

Fellows: Lesly Figueroa and Diana Reza Seed Lab Cohort: 2019/2020 Location: City of Coachella, CA Lesly, a longtime resident of the City of Coachella, works as an environmental policy advocate in the Eastern Coachella Valley focusing on issues like of affordable housing, water and wastewater infrastructure, air quality, active transportation, and land-use planning. She pursued a degree in […]

Amigos Arts & Pottery

Fellows: Susan Gomez, Mayra Castellanos  and Ben Dunmire  Seed Lab Cohort: 2019/2020 Location: San Bernadino, CA Suzie Gomez has been an artist/potter for over 30 years and has a long history of working with nonprofits. She is currently running a collaborative group of 67 nonprofits in the Inland Empire.  Mayra Castellano, a potter herself, was born in […]

Advancing Steps

Fellow: Walker Beverly Seed Lab Cohort: 2019/2020 Location: Palm Springs, CA Walker has a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Langston University in Oklahoma and a Masters Degree in Communications from CSUSB. As a formerly incarcerated, his goal is to develop a transitional living facility with wrap around services with a focus on providing a path […]

Magdalena’s Daughters

Fellow: Ashley Hill Seed Lab Cohort: 2019/2020 Location: San Bernadino, CA Ashley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has experience working with intense foster dependent youth and youth who have been sexually exploited or are suspected to be commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC). Mission: to provide intensive therapeutic residential services, life skills, and […]


Fellows: Carey Lai and Jack Lai Seed Lab Cohort: 2020/2021 Location: Sunnyvale, CA When Carey and Jack moved to the US from Hong Kong in 2008, one of the biggest challenges they faced was finding the right and most user-friendly tool to stay in touch with their grandparents and parents and provide support. It was […]

MALO – Motivating Action Leadership Opportunity

Fellow: Lolofi Olo Soakai Seed Lab Cohort: 2020/2021 Location: Inland Empire, CA Brought up in a family that has been a pillar of support in their Tongan community in Ontario (CA) since 1970s and constantly channeling their culture as a way to both connect with one another and also educate about their culture and traditions, […]

The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation

The organization’s mission is to provide individuals with epilepsy mental health counseling so they overcome their challenges and be able to live happy, healthy, productive lives, and advocate for their overall well-being.

Palm Springs Dance Project

Palm Springs Dance Project aims to use the transformational power of dance and movement to empower local youth from under-served communities in the Coachella Valley, and Southern California through programs focused on dance education, performance, and community engagement.