“The impact Enterprise for Youth has had on those coming of age in San Francisco is powerful. It’s the first non-profit to focus on the importance of job experience, and they have changed the lives of over 25,000 young people."
Gavin Newsom, Governor of California

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OUR MISSION

Enterprise for Youth empowers under-resourced San Francisco youth to reach their potential through transformative paid internship experiences supported by a community of employers, caring adults, and peers.

OUR MISSION

Enterprise for Youth empowers under-resourced San Francisco youth to reach their potential through transformative paid internship experiences supported by a community of employers, caring adults, and peers.

PROGRAMS

Job Readiness

Kickstart your career! In our comprehensive job-readiness training, youth participate in engaging workshops and receive individualized support that prepares them for success in a wide range of work settings.

Internships

After completing job-readiness training, Enterprise youth have the opportunity to explore careers, develop workplace skills, and make connections through diverse internship experiences.


Youth Council

Youth Council is a leadership program in which Youth Counselors gain communication and leadership skills by participating in workshops, supporting Enterprise staff in outreach efforts, representing Enterprise at events, and providing a youth voice to the staff and Board of Enterprise...

Job Bank

The Job Bank is an amazing resource that matches our talented and motivated youth with opportunities at businesses and with individual employers.

PROGRAMS

Job Readiness

Kickstart your career! In our comprehensive job-readiness training, youth participate in engaging workshops and receive individualized support that prepares them for success in a wide range of work settings.

Internships

After completing job-readiness training, Enterprise youth have the opportunity to explore careers, develop workplace skills, and make connections through diverse internship experiences.

Youth Council

Youth Council is a leadership program in which Youth Counselors gain communication and leadership skills by participating in workshops, supporting Enterprise staff in outreach efforts, representing Enterprise at events, and providing a youth voice to the staff and Board of Enterprise.

Job Bank

The Job Bank is an amazing resource that matches our talented and motivated youth with opportunities at businesses and with individual employers.

PROGRAMS

Job Readiness

Kickstart your career! In our comprehensive job-readiness training, youth participate in engaging workshops and receive individualized support that prepares them for success in a wide range of work settings.

Internships

After completing job-readiness training, Enterprise youth have the opportunity to explore careers, develop workplace skills, and make connections through diverse internship experiences.

Youth Council

Youth Council is a leadership program in which Youth Counselors gain communication and leadership skills by participating in workshops, supporting Enterprise staff in outreach efforts, representing Enterprise at events, and providing a youth voice to the staff and Board of Enterprise.

Job Bank

The Job Bank is an amazing resource that matches our talented and motivated youth with opportunities at businesses and with individual employers.

RECENT NEWS

VISION

Enterprise for Youth envisions that all San Francisco youth are prepared for their professional future and become successful members of society.

VISION

Enterprise for Youth envisions that all San Francisco youth are prepared for their professional future and become successful members of society.

OUR IMPACT

HISTORY

In 1969, Gladys Thacher founded Enterprise for Youth (formerly Enterprise for High School Students) in her living room with the idea of giving young people opportunities that would prepare them for the workforce. Since then, over 20,000 young people have ventured out in our beloved San Francisco to engage in the world of work.

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BY THE NUMBERS

Each year, 500 youth attend workshops that cover topics ranging from interviewing and resume and cover letter preparation to money management skills and conflict resolution.

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HISTORY

In 1969, Gladys Thacher founded Enterprise for Youth (formerly Enterprise for High School Students) in her living room with the idea of giving young people opportunities that would prepare them for the workforce. Since then, over 20,000 young people have ventured out in our beloved San Francisco to engage in the world of work.

learn more

BY THE NUMBERS

Each year, 500 youth attend workshops that cover topics ranging from interviewing and resume and cover letter preparation to money management skills and conflict resolution.

learn more

OUR IMPACT

HISTORY

In 1969, Gladys Thacher founded Enterprise for Youth (formerly Enterprise for High School Students) in her living room with the idea of giving young people opportunities that would prepare them for the workforce. Since then, over 20,000 young people have ventured out in our beloved San Francisco to engage in the world of work.

learn more

BY THE NUMBERS

Founded in 1969, Enterprise for Youth have served over 20,000 young people to date. Each year, 500 youth attend workshops that cover topics ranging from interviewing and resume and cover letter preparation to money management skills and conflict resolution.

learn more

HISTORY

In 1969, Gladys Thacher founded Enterprise for Youth (formerly Enterprise for High School Students) in her living room with the idea of giving young people opportunities that would prepare them for the workforce. Since then, over 20,000 young people have ventured out in our beloved San Francisco to engage in the world of work.

learn more

BY THE NUMBERS

Each year, 500 youth attend workshops that cover topics ranging from interviewing and resume and cover letter preparation to money management skills and conflict resolution.

learn more

EVENTS

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TEAM

Programs

Carter Hartsough
Program Assistant
carter@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x301

Carter was born and raised in San Francisco. He appreciates everything that Enterprise for Youth does for the youth of the city although he never had the chance to avail himself of their resources when he was in high school. Carter loves the feeling of being able to help others advance and, while still inexperienced, he hopes that the work that he does at Enterprise will continue to make a difference. He has a great passion for acting, specifically theater acting and hopes to be able to perform professionally one day. His favorite subject after drama is probably math, even though it is sometimes hard to keep all the equations straight in his head. Some of his fondest memories of childhood are going to Golden Gate Park with his grandfather and climbing on the huge play structure. On days off, he will either be reading or hiking in Glen Canyon, sometimes both.

Helen Lee
Program Director
helen@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x320

Helen has been with Enterprise since 2008, where she has worn almost every programmatic hat. She's committed to building capacity within Enterprise, educating herself on youth development principles, and motivating staff to continue developing their skills. Elsewhere in the community, Helen has co-chaired for the San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition, a volunteer driven organization that unites agencies that serve youth who face multiple barriers to employment. Prior to Enterprise, she studied inequities in educational access in China and worked as a college admissions counselor. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago and an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. In what free time she has after running after her two children, she enjoys churning ice cream and going to farmers markets.

Josh Ko

Josh Ko
Program and Operations Specialist
josh@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x301

Josh has always been passionate about giving everyone a voice, and he’s proud to help everyone get the chance to learn and work through Enterprise for Youth. Born and bred native of the East Bay, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on Media Studies and Ethnic Studies. While in school, he organized radio specials, concerts, and fundraisers to call attention to local issues and raise money for community organizations teaching kids music and feeding the homeless. Prior to joining Enterprise, he interned at KQED Radio, assisting producers at Forum with Michael Krasny. If he’s not at work, you can probably find Josh looking for new food spots with friends, supporting local Asian American artists through the organization he co-leads, Kollaboration SF, or finding a new TV show to start watching, only to finish months later.

Kari Schutty
Operations & Admistrative Director
kari@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x313

Kari has a background in psychology and education and graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane. She has experience teaching in K-12 classrooms and spent many years working for a nonprofit helping at-risk high school students attend college. Kari is passionate about food and worked as a chef in Napa. When not being creative in the kitchen, Kari can be found oil painting in her studio or somewhere near the ocean.

Katia Shrayber
Program and Communications Specialist
katia@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x303

Katia got her start as an Enterprise student in 2011 in the Pathways program. After completing the program, one of her first jobs included making a short film for Enterprise’s board. This opportunity ignited a passion for filmmaking which ultimately led to her graduating with a degree in film and digital media and a degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before joining Enterprise, Katia worked in a beauty store while also working at her university doing social media outreach and marketing for an organization dedicated to helping survivors of domestic assault and sexual violence. At Enterprise, Katia will be working on the development side and slowly transitioning into working directly with the youth. While not at work Katia enjoys playing with makeup, reading celebrity gossip and watching true crime documentaries.
 
Krista Apolonio

Katalina Mendoza
Program Assistant
katalina@enterpriseforyouth.org

Katalina is a current student at Dominican University of California, San Rafael, majoring in Business Administration and Communications. Katalina joined Enterprise back in 2014. Her first two internships through Enterprise were at the Stuart Foundation and Banana Republic. Katalina also had the opportunity to intern at the Enterprise office a previous summer, leading her to become a part of the Enterprise staff as a Program Assistant. She currently co-facilitates a job readiness training program, is a member and co-facilitator of the 2019 Youth Council, and implements youth participation opportunities for Glady’s Fund for the Future. For Katalina, working at Enterprise not only is super fun and heartwarming, she realized the importance of preparing young people for the workforce as providing resources, networks, and extra support through the programs cultivates a very bright and meaningful future for the youth. On her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, traveling, and has begun a YouTube channel on lifestyle.
Krista Apolonio

Krista Apolonio
Program Manager
krista@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x307

As an Enterprise for Youth alumna, Krista is excited to give back to the organization that gave her so much! With a Bachelor's in Human Resource Management coupled with a Master's in Business Administration, she strives to emulate the value Enterprise for Youth has given her by providing young adults in the organization with invaluable experiences and insight that will propel them to their first professional employment opportunity and beyond. Krista hopes to leverage her diverse background in human resources and technical recruiting to guide and empower the youth she works with. She wants youth to understand that success is not always an easy path but it is one worth taking as long as they are willing to work hard despite their adversities. In her elusive spare time, Krista loves to travel, explore the Bay Area, build her photography portfolio, and enjoy time with loved ones.
 

Lauren Chen
Program and Administrative Associate
lauren@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x303

Lauren was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York before finding herself in the Bay Area. A proud product of public schooling from K through college, Lauren graduated with her bachelors degrees in Human Development and English from the State University of New York at Binghamton before going on to work in school-based operations at several public charter schools in New York City focused on closing the achievement gap for traditionally underserved local communities. Her work is informed by a strong belief in the value of experiential learning and the desire to bridge gaps between theory and practice. She enjoys creating sustainable systems and solving logistical puzzles to enable her team’s, and ultimately the youth’s, success. She is passionate about advancing educational opportunities and racial diversity and equity. In her free time, Lauren loves to dance, plan road trips, and play with her two calico cats.

Mario Cruz
Youth Development Director
mario@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x311

Mario hails from Fresno, California, and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Community and Regional Development and a minor in Chicana/o Studies in Spring 2011. As an undergrad, Mario was heavily involved in student resources centers, clubs, and organizations geared towards student empowerment and social justice such as the Educational Opportunity Program, the Student Recruitment and Retention Center, and Alpha Phi Omega. Upon graduating from UCD, Mario moved to the bay area, became an AmeriCorps member as an Academic Advisor in East Oakland, and an advisor for the Upward Bound program in San Francisco. Mario hopes to attend graduate school in the near future, focused on education. Mario is passionate about educational equity, social justice, and young adult development and leadership.

Meghan Smith
Youth Development Director, Summer Jobs Program
meghan@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x315

Meghan believes in working alongside youth to foster skills that will help them excel. Before Enterprise, Meghan worked with youth and children in a variety of settings ranging from a residential home for youth with social and emotional disorders to a Montessori classroom. One of her most prized experiences was volunteering with a peer sexuality education program through a national women’s health organization. She earned her MA Sexuality Studies and her thesis analyzes a piece of education legislation. Meghan’s research expanded her understanding of how certain education policies disregard barriers that many youth face. Workforce development is one area where schools do not fully prepare youth. As she continues her work at Enterprise she hopes to create an engaging environment where young people discover and strengthen their skills and self-awareness. In her free time Meghan takes mini adventures in the Bay Area and taste tests local ice creameries.

Nínive Calegari
CEO
ninive@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x306

Nínive is a veteran classroom teacher whose career had brought her to classrooms in Mexico, in Massachusetts, at Drake High School in Marin and at Leadership High School here in San Francisco. Nínive received her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Studio Art from Middlebury College as well as a graduate degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard. In 2002, Nínive co-founded 826 Valencia in San Francisco and was responsible for building a national network of youth-serving literacy organizations based on that model. Her founding pedagogy has, now, been replicated by 40 organizations internationally. She also founded and led The Teacher Salary Project, working to improve conditions for teachers.

Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh
Youth Development Specialist
noah@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x319

Noah has over ten years experience working with youth in educational settings. Born and raised in Oakland and a proud alumni of Berkeley High School, he traveled to Washington to attend the University of Puget Sound. There, he developed a keen interest in the history of race relations, criminal justice reform, and education. Graduating with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Noah returned home and immediately enrolled in the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute and began teaching general and special education. Later, he transitioned to an administrative role and for the past two years, he worked as a founding member of a small frozen dessert business where he built their human resources department with a social justice lens. At Enterprise, Noah is the newest Youth Development Specialist and is thrilled to work with our amazing youth. When not working, he can be found reading novels and critical theory texts or biking along the Great Highway.

Finance

April Greene

April Greene
Accounting Assistant
april@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x314

April Greene is from New England, born and raised in Connecticut. She moved to California 7 years ago and before that had never left the state. Moving to California and meeting new people was exhilarating for April and she hasn’t looked back since. April has worked in customer service most of her life, enjoying success because of her hard work, dedication, and bubbly personality. Upon relocating to California, she attended Las Positas College in Livermore and graduated with her Certificate in Accounting. Afterward, she worked for a while as an accountant and then became the mother of twin boys. She then decided to stay at home and enjoy being a mother. Now that her children are almost 4 years old, April has decided to rejoin the workforce as an Accounting Assistant at Enterprise for Youth. April enjoys working in finance and plan on making it her career. In her leisure time, April enjoys kicking back, relaxing, watching movies, reading, listening to music, dancing, and most of all playing with her energetic, beautiful boys.
Krista Apolonio

Ken Liang
Director of Finance
ken@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x308

With over 12 years of nonprofit financial management experience, Ken has a strong understanding of a wide range of finance and accounting services, including monthly financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and governmental reporting for nonprofit entities. Since 2006, Ken has specialized in nonprofit accounting, and before coming to Enterprise for Youth, he supported the finance and accounting departments in community clinics and health centers. Ken graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance in 2012. Ken is proud to be part of the Enterprise for Youth, helping young people to discover and build their professional career paths. When he’s not at Enterprise, he loves hiking, cooking, shopping, and spending time with his family.

Development & Events

Alexandra Quinn
Grants Director
alexandra@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600

Alexandra Quinn is a nonprofit development professional, specializing in institutional giving for organizations in the arts, education and youth development. She has worked in arts and education administration in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. While working in the communications department at the de Young Museum, she established the first press programs for high school journalists and encouraged access to all student media outlets. Alexandra has also served as education curator at the Sonoma County Museum and founding program coordinator of The Oxbow School in Napa. She is co-author, with master builder Paul Discoe, of Zen Architecture: The Building Process as Practice. Raised in San Francisco, Alexandra has been an active community volunteer serving on the boards of 826 Valencia, The Tin Man Fund and Transparent Theater, and as a member of the Northern California chapter of ArtTable.
 

Ariane Trimuschat
Director at Large
ariane@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x318

Ariane has served as Director of The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, the major fundraiser for Enterprise, since 2013. Originally from New York City, Ariane has spent over 25 years in marketing, promotions and events. At Condé Nast Publications in New York, she worked for several magazines including Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, Self and Condé Nast Traveler, creating promotional opportunities for the magazines and their advertisers. In 2000, she moved to California where she brought her background full circle with her love of art, as the San Francisco Director of the national arts organization Gen Art, which supported emerging artists in the fields of visual art, fashion, film and music. Ariane oversaw a team that produced and promoted over 30 major arts programs and exhibits annually.

Daniel Escobar
Administrative Assistant
daniel@enterpriseforyouth.org

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Daniel was drawn into the creative arts field as a youth. During his adolescents, he participated in city-wide poetry slams, mural contest and acted in theatre. Daniel believed in the power of growth through experience and participated in two summer youth development programs in San Francisco. After obtaining his Bachelor’s in Cinema from San Francisco State University, Daniel worked in finance, learning the intricacies of customer service and billing in a corporate structure. Prior to joining the Enterprise for Youth team, he worked for a private investigation firm based out of the East Bay. He provided investigative efforts to several local and nationwide businesses as well as municipalities. Daniel has always sought out challenging assignments to expand his horizons and skill set. When not working, he enjoys writing, spending time with his family and visiting local farmer’s market.

Margan Mulvihill
Associate Show Director
margan@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x316

Margan has spent her career in the art world, working for museums, galleries and auction houses. Before joining The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, Margan was responsible for marketing at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, writing press releases and securing local and national press for the gallery artists and exhibitions. Margan planned gallery openings and organized a 5-person panel discussion on women in the arts at a Miami art fair. She also served a local nonprofit as the President of the Board of Directors, and helped plan their annual fundraising auction for 3 years. In addition to loving art, Margan enjoys dancing lindy hop and salsa.

Krista Apolonio

Kay Evans
Interim Show Director
kay@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x309

Kay joined Enterprise in May of this year as Interim Director of the San Francisco Fall Show. After more than four decades of industry experience Kay has gained an understanding of the design industry from every angle. Most notably, she is responsible for the founding of the Los Angeles La Cienega Design Quarter and penning Bay Area by Design: An Insider’s Guide to a San Francisco Decorator’s Secret Sources. Kay also served as Brand Ambassador for Restoration Hardware for five years. She adores life in San Francisco, golf and her six grandchildren, not necessarily in that order.

Rizal Adanza
Communications Director
rizal@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x1

Rizal’s work in communications has always been focused on education, community, and youth development. Prior to Enterprise, he filled in for the Communications Director at Lick-Wilmerding High School. He has developed websites for non-profit organizations and campaigns such as Youth Speaks, The Bigger Picture, Life is Living, and PlayGround. He has been a Production Manager for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. Active in the community, he has collaborated on theatre and visual art projects with Campo Santo, Bindlestiff Studio, and El Comalito Collective.

Samantha Stanich
Event Operations Coordinator
samantha@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x309

Samantha is a native New Yorker who first found herself on the opposite coast in 2012 when she started school at UCLA. As a Communications major with a background in film and media studies, she found herself right at home in the City of Angels. While pursuing her degree, Sam volunteered with a handful of nonprofit organizations that benefited young lives and strove to make the future a more luminous place for all people. Her experiences with these organizations fortified her belief in the necessity of giving back and allowed her to see the benefits of work in the social sector firsthand. Upon graduating, she relocated to Texas where she assumed a development role at Austin Film Festival.

Sarah Rhyins
Director of Development
sarah@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x304

Sarah Rhyins is thrilled to join Enterprise for Youth’s team to help young people explore the future of work and reach their full potential. Sarah has raised funds for organizations ranging from Girls Inc. of Alameda County to VolunteerMatch followed by leadership roles at San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony and KQED. Sarah also served as a consultant with the Washington D.C. based firm, Chapman Cubine & Hussey where she advised a wide variety of non-profit organizations such as NARAL, Emily’s List, Project HOPE, The Wilderness Society and Women for Women International. She is a native of Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a degree in English literature and creative writing. A prior stint at managing a French bistro in Boston instilled a lifelong love of cooking and bringing people together with good food, and most importantly, great conversation.
 

TEAM

TEAM

Programs

Carter Hartsough
Program Assistant
carter@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x301

Carter was born and raised in San Francisco. He appreciates everything that Enterprise for Youth does for the youth of the city although he never had the chance to avail himself of their resources when he was in high school. Carter loves the feeling of being able to help others advance and, while still inexperienced, he hopes that the work that he does at Enterprise will continue to make a difference. He has a great passion for acting, specifically theater acting and hopes to be able to perform professionally one day. His favorite subject after drama is probably math, even though it is sometimes hard to keep all the equations straight in his head. Some of his fondest memories of childhood are going to Golden Gate Park with his grandfather and climbing on the huge play structure. On days off, he will either be reading or hiking in Glen Canyon, sometimes both.

Helen Lee
Program Director
helen@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x320

Helen has been with Enterprise since 2008, where she has worn almost every programmatic hat. She's committed to building capacity within Enterprise, educating herself on youth development principles, and motivating staff to continue developing their skills. Elsewhere in the community, Helen has co-chaired for the San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition, a volunteer driven organization that unites agencies that serve youth who face multiple barriers to employment. Prior to Enterprise, she studied inequities in educational access in China and worked as a college admissions counselor. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago and an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. In what free time she has after running after her two children, she enjoys churning ice cream and going to farmers markets.

Josh Ko

Josh Ko
Program and Operations Specialist
josh@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x301

Josh has always been passionate about giving everyone a voice, and he’s proud to help everyone get the chance to learn and work through Enterprise for Youth. Born and bred native of the East Bay, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on Media Studies and Ethnic Studies. While in school, he organized radio specials, concerts, and fundraisers to call attention to local issues and raise money for community organizations teaching kids music and feeding the homeless. Prior to joining Enterprise, he interned at KQED Radio, assisting producers at Forum with Michael Krasny. If he’s not at work, you can probably find Josh looking for new food spots with friends, supporting local Asian American artists through the organization he co-leads, Kollaboration SF, or finding a new TV show to start watching, only to finish months later.

Kari Schutty
Operations & Admistrative Director
kari@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x313

Kari has a background in psychology and education and graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane. She has experience teaching in K-12 classrooms and spent many years working for a nonprofit helping at-risk high school students attend college. Kari is passionate about food and worked as a chef in Napa. When not being creative in the kitchen, Kari can be found oil painting in her studio or somewhere near the ocean.

Katia Shrayber
Program and Communications Specialist
katia@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x303

Katia got her start as an Enterprise student in 2011 in the Pathways program. After completing the program, one of her first jobs included making a short film for Enterprise’s board. This opportunity ignited a passion for filmmaking which ultimately led to her graduating with a degree in film and digital media and a degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before joining Enterprise, Katia worked in a beauty store while also working at her university doing social media outreach and marketing for an organization dedicated to helping survivors of domestic assault and sexual violence. At Enterprise, Katia will be working on the development side and slowly transitioning into working directly with the youth. While not at work Katia enjoys playing with makeup, reading celebrity gossip and watching true crime documentaries.
 
Krista Apolonio

Katalina Mendoza
Program Assistant
katalina@enterpriseforyouth.org

Katalina is a current student at Dominican University of California, San Rafael, majoring in Business Administration and Communications. Katalina joined Enterprise back in 2014. Her first two internships through Enterprise were at the Stuart Foundation and Banana Republic. Katalina also had the opportunity to intern at the Enterprise office a previous summer, leading her to become a part of the Enterprise staff as a Program Assistant. She currently co-facilitates a job readiness training program, is a member and co-facilitator of the 2019 Youth Council, and implements youth participation opportunities for Glady’s Fund for the Future. For Katalina, working at Enterprise not only is super fun and heartwarming, she realized the importance of preparing young people for the workforce as providing resources, networks, and extra support through the programs cultivates a very bright and meaningful future for the youth. On her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, traveling, and has begun a YouTube channel on lifestyle.
Krista Apolonio

Krista Apolonio
Program Manager
krista@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x307

As an Enterprise for Youth alumna, Krista is excited to give back to the organization that gave her so much! With a Bachelor's in Human Resource Management coupled with a Master's in Business Administration, she strives to emulate the value Enterprise for Youth has given her by providing young adults in the organization with invaluable experiences and insight that will propel them to their first professional employment opportunity and beyond. Krista hopes to leverage her diverse background in human resources and technical recruiting to guide and empower the youth she works with. She wants youth to understand that success is not always an easy path but it is one worth taking as long as they are willing to work hard despite their adversities. In her elusive spare time, Krista loves to travel, explore the Bay Area, build her photography portfolio, and enjoy time with loved ones.
 

Lauren Chen
Program and Administrative Associate
lauren@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x303

Lauren was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York before finding herself in the Bay Area. A proud product of public schooling from K through college, Lauren graduated with her bachelors degrees in Human Development and English from the State University of New York at Binghamton before going on to work in school-based operations at several public charter schools in New York City focused on closing the achievement gap for traditionally underserved local communities. Her work is informed by a strong belief in the value of experiential learning and the desire to bridge gaps between theory and practice. She enjoys creating sustainable systems and solving logistical puzzles to enable her team’s, and ultimately the youth’s, success. She is passionate about advancing educational opportunities and racial diversity and equity. In her free time, Lauren loves to dance, plan road trips, and play with her two calico cats.

Mario Cruz
Youth Development Director
mario@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x311

Mario hails from Fresno, California, and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Community and Regional Development and a minor in Chicana/o Studies in Spring 2011. As an undergrad, Mario was heavily involved in student resources centers, clubs, and organizations geared towards student empowerment and social justice such as the Educational Opportunity Program, the Student Recruitment and Retention Center, and Alpha Phi Omega. Upon graduating from UCD, Mario moved to the bay area, became an AmeriCorps member as an Academic Advisor in East Oakland, and an advisor for the Upward Bound program in San Francisco. Mario hopes to attend graduate school in the near future, focused on education. Mario is passionate about educational equity, social justice, and young adult development and leadership.

Meghan Smith
Youth Development Director, Summer Jobs Program
meghan@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x315

Meghan believes in working alongside youth to foster skills that will help them excel. Before Enterprise, Meghan worked with youth and children in a variety of settings ranging from a residential home for youth with social and emotional disorders to a Montessori classroom. One of her most prized experiences was volunteering with a peer sexuality education program through a national women’s health organization. She earned her MA Sexuality Studies and her thesis analyzes a piece of education legislation. Meghan’s research expanded her understanding of how certain education policies disregard barriers that many youth face. Workforce development is one area where schools do not fully prepare youth. As she continues her work at Enterprise she hopes to create an engaging environment where young people discover and strengthen their skills and self-awareness. In her free time Meghan takes mini adventures in the Bay Area and taste tests local ice creameries.

Nínive Calegari
CEO
ninive@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x306

Nínive is a veteran classroom teacher whose career had brought her to classrooms in Mexico, in Massachusetts, at Drake High School in Marin and at Leadership High School here in San Francisco. Nínive received her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Studio Art from Middlebury College as well as a graduate degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard. In 2002, Nínive co-founded 826 Valencia in San Francisco and was responsible for building a national network of youth-serving literacy organizations based on that model. Her founding pedagogy has, now, been replicated by 40 organizations internationally. She also founded and led The Teacher Salary Project, working to improve conditions for teachers.

Noah Marsh

Noah Marsh
Youth Development Specialist
noah@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x319

Noah has over ten years experience working with youth in educational settings. Born and raised in Oakland and a proud alumni of Berkeley High School, he traveled to Washington to attend the University of Puget Sound. There, he developed a keen interest in the history of race relations, criminal justice reform, and education. Graduating with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Noah returned home and immediately enrolled in the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute and began teaching general and special education. Later, he transitioned to an administrative role and for the past two years, he worked as a founding member of a small frozen dessert business where he built their human resources department with a social justice lens. At Enterprise, Noah is the newest Youth Development Specialist and is thrilled to work with our amazing youth. When not working, he can be found reading novels and critical theory texts or biking along the Great Highway.

Finance

April Greene

April Greene
Accounting Assistant
april@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x314

April Greene is from New England, born and raised in Connecticut. She moved to California 7 years ago and before that had never left the state. Moving to California and meeting new people was exhilarating for April and she hasn’t looked back since. April has worked in customer service most of her life, enjoying success because of her hard work, dedication, and bubbly personality. Upon relocating to California, she attended Las Positas College in Livermore and graduated with her Certificate in Accounting. Afterward, she worked for a while as an accountant and then became the mother of twin boys. She then decided to stay at home and enjoy being a mother. Now that her children are almost 4 years old, April has decided to rejoin the workforce as an Accounting Assistant at Enterprise for Youth. April enjoys working in finance and plan on making it her career. In her leisure time, April enjoys kicking back, relaxing, watching movies, reading, listening to music, dancing, and most of all playing with her energetic, beautiful boys.
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Ken Liang
Director of Finance
ken@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x308

With over 12 years of nonprofit financial management experience, Ken has a strong understanding of a wide range of finance and accounting services, including monthly financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and governmental reporting for nonprofit entities. Since 2006, Ken has specialized in nonprofit accounting, and before coming to Enterprise for Youth, he supported the finance and accounting departments in community clinics and health centers. Ken graduated from California State University East Bay with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance in 2012. Ken is proud to be part of the Enterprise for Youth, helping young people to discover and build their professional career paths. When he’s not at Enterprise, he loves hiking, cooking, shopping, and spending time with his family.

Development & Events

Alexandra Quinn
Grants Director
alexandra@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600

Alexandra Quinn is a nonprofit development professional, specializing in institutional giving for organizations in the arts, education and youth development. She has worked in arts and education administration in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. While working in the communications department at the de Young Museum, she established the first press programs for high school journalists and encouraged access to all student media outlets. Alexandra has also served as education curator at the Sonoma County Museum and founding program coordinator of The Oxbow School in Napa. She is co-author, with master builder Paul Discoe, of Zen Architecture: The Building Process as Practice. Raised in San Francisco, Alexandra has been an active community volunteer serving on the boards of 826 Valencia, The Tin Man Fund and Transparent Theater, and as a member of the Northern California chapter of ArtTable.
 

Ariane Trimuschat
Director at Large
ariane@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x318

Ariane has served as Director of The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, the major fundraiser for Enterprise, since 2013. Originally from New York City, Ariane has spent over 25 years in marketing, promotions and events. At Condé Nast Publications in New York, she worked for several magazines including Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, Self and Condé Nast Traveler, creating promotional opportunities for the magazines and their advertisers. In 2000, she moved to California where she brought her background full circle with her love of art, as the San Francisco Director of the national arts organization Gen Art, which supported emerging artists in the fields of visual art, fashion, film and music. Ariane oversaw a team that produced and promoted over 30 major arts programs and exhibits annually.

Daniel Escobar
Administrative Assistant
daniel@enterpriseforyouth.org

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Daniel was drawn into the creative arts field as a youth. During his adolescents, he participated in city-wide poetry slams, mural contest and acted in theatre. Daniel believed in the power of growth through experience and participated in two summer youth development programs in San Francisco. After obtaining his Bachelor’s in Cinema from San Francisco State University, Daniel worked in finance, learning the intricacies of customer service and billing in a corporate structure. Prior to joining the Enterprise for Youth team, he worked for a private investigation firm based out of the East Bay. He provided investigative efforts to several local and nationwide businesses as well as municipalities. Daniel has always sought out challenging assignments to expand his horizons and skill set. When not working, he enjoys writing, spending time with his family and visiting local farmer’s market.

Margan Mulvihill
Associate Show Director
margan@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x316

Margan has spent her career in the art world, working for museums, galleries and auction houses. Before joining The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, Margan was responsible for marketing at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, writing press releases and securing local and national press for the gallery artists and exhibitions. Margan planned gallery openings and organized a 5-person panel discussion on women in the arts at a Miami art fair. She also served a local nonprofit as the President of the Board of Directors, and helped plan their annual fundraising auction for 3 years. In addition to loving art, Margan enjoys dancing lindy hop and salsa.

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Kay Evans
Interim Show Director
kay@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x309

Kay joined Enterprise in May of this year as Interim Director of the San Francisco Fall Show. After more than four decades of industry experience Kay has gained an understanding of the design industry from every angle. Most notably, she is responsible for the founding of the Los Angeles La Cienega Design Quarter and penning Bay Area by Design: An Insider’s Guide to a San Francisco Decorator’s Secret Sources. Kay also served as Brand Ambassador for Restoration Hardware for five years. She adores life in San Francisco, golf and her six grandchildren, not necessarily in that order.

Rizal Adanza
Communications Director
rizal@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x1

Rizal’s work in communications has always been focused on education, community, and youth development. Prior to Enterprise, he filled in for the Communications Director at Lick-Wilmerding High School. He has developed websites for non-profit organizations and campaigns such as Youth Speaks, The Bigger Picture, Life is Living, and PlayGround. He has been a Production Manager for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. Active in the community, he has collaborated on theatre and visual art projects with Campo Santo, Bindlestiff Studio, and El Comalito Collective.

Samantha Stanich
Event Operations Coordinator
samantha@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x309

Samantha is a native New Yorker who first found herself on the opposite coast in 2012 when she started school at UCLA. As a Communications major with a background in film and media studies, she found herself right at home in the City of Angels. While pursuing her degree, Sam volunteered with a handful of nonprofit organizations that benefited young lives and strove to make the future a more luminous place for all people. Her experiences with these organizations fortified her belief in the necessity of giving back and allowed her to see the benefits of work in the social sector firsthand. Upon graduating, she relocated to Texas where she assumed a development role at Austin Film Festival.

Sarah Rhyins
Director of Development
sarah@enterpriseforyouth.org
415.392.7600 x304

Sarah Rhyins is thrilled to join Enterprise for Youth’s team to help young people explore the future of work and reach their full potential. Sarah has raised funds for organizations ranging from Girls Inc. of Alameda County to VolunteerMatch followed by leadership roles at San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony and KQED. Sarah also served as a consultant with the Washington D.C. based firm, Chapman Cubine & Hussey where she advised a wide variety of non-profit organizations such as NARAL, Emily’s List, Project HOPE, The Wilderness Society and Women for Women International. She is a native of Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a degree in English literature and creative writing. A prior stint at managing a French bistro in Boston instilled a lifelong love of cooking and bringing people together with good food, and most importantly, great conversation.
 

PROGRAMS

Job Readiness

Kickstart your career! In our comprehensive job-readiness training, youth participate in engaging workshops and receive individualized support that prepares them for success in a wide range of work settings.

Internships

After completing job-readiness training, Enterprise youth have the opportunity to explore careers, develop workplace skills, and make connections through diverse internship experiences.


Youth Council

Youth Council is a leadership program in which Youth Counselors gain communication and leadership skills by participating in workshops, supporting Enterprise staff in outreach efforts, representing Enterprise at events, and providing a youth voice to the staff and Board of Enterprise.

Job Bank

The Job Bank is an amazing resource that matches our talented and motivated youth with opportunities at businesses and with individual employers.

PROGRAMS

Job Readiness

Kickstart your career! In our comprehensive job-readiness training, youth participate in engaging workshops and receive individualized support that prepares them for success in a wide range of work settings.

Internships

After completing job-readiness training, Enterprise youth have the opportunity to explore careers, develop workplace skills, and make connections through diverse internship experiences.

Youth Council

Youth Council is a leadership program in which Youth Counselors gain communication and leadership skills by participating in workshops, supporting Enterprise staff in outreach efforts, representing Enterprise at events, and providing a youth voice to the staff and Board of Enterprise.

Job Bank

The Job Bank is an amazing resource that matches our talented and motivated youth with opportunities at businesses and with individual employers.