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Program Facilitators


Synthia Smith

Founder/Executive Director

Synthia is a proud wife and mother of two daughters. Synthia has over...


Creative Director

Malika is a mother and stepmother of six fantastic people. After teaching high school for 17 years, Malika recently


Director of Family Services

DeNita is married and the mother of three children that she homeschooled until high school. As a facilitator and

Board of Directors


Donna Berry, P.E.

Board president

Mrs. Berry, proud mother of two sons, became involved in community service during her undergraduate studies at UC Davis


Arielle Julie

Board Secretary

Arielle has been a Recruiter within the design industry for over 15 years. Outside of recruiting, her professional time is spent mentoring young women


Tezeta Stewartz

Board Vice-President

Tezeta  has over 15 years of experience in educational administration, program and policy development, management, and facilitation.


D'Karla Davis

Community Liaison

D’Karla is a proud mother with over 18 years of public sector experience in student services and management consulting.


Jennifer Houston

Board Treasurer

Jennifer’s passion for helping others has led her to being a part of the Our Promise (United Way) Campaign, the Sacramento


Maya Hill

Nia Alumnae

Maya is in her final year of school in pursuit of her B.S. For the past three years,