Luz Aguirre Ramirez
Senior Program Director
Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and raised in the San Joaquin Valley, California, Luz was a part of the Migrant Educational Program as a public school student. Focusing her career in education, she is experienced with recruitment, partnerships, and event planning. Luz is passionate about all things education, equity, travel, and culture. She is committed to empowering youth to feel supported and guided in career and professional development. She loves traveling, coffee, reading, and attending local events.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Lori is a longtime San Francisco resident, previous flower shop owner, and mother of two adult children. She is bi-cultural, a bilingual Spanish speaker and passionate about equality for all—beginning with education. She spent the last year volunteering at local non-profits, dedicated to Covid-19 relief and asylum-seekers. When Lori is not working you can find her walking her dog, Penny, taking in the scenery along Ocean Beach.
Program & Evaluation Manager
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.
Youth Development Director
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.
Madisen is a lifelong resident of SoCal who has recently made the move to the Bay Area. Initially drawn by the change of scenery and an abundance of bodies of water, Madisen has decided to stick around to experience more of what the Bay has to offer. Madisen graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, and while she no longer ponders the merits of great philosophers, she is still very interested in applying ethics and morality to the real world. This is also a part of what led her to start her journey with Enterprise for Youth. As a Program Associate, Madisen hopes to use her past experience working with students, and dedication to service, to improve the lives of San Franciscan youth.
Nick is a native Californian, raised in Sacramento. Recently, Nick moved to San Francisco after spending 13 years in the US Navy as an Air Traffic Controller and Radar Operator stationed throughout the world. During his travels, Nick found great joy in immersing himself in the diverse array of cultures and landscapes his duty stations had to offer. Currently, Nick is a senior at the Academy of Arts University, majoring in Fine Arts with a focus on Photography and Social Media Management. He is passionate about ensuring everyone feels like they deserve to have their picture taken, while also allowing everyone to share their stories. When Nick is not behind a lens, he is exploring San Francisco with his two dogs, backpacking, or looking for the next adventure.
Youth Workforce Development Manager
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.
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Bonnie is a Los Angeles native who found herself visiting the Bay Area so often that one day she decided to stay longer than just a weekend. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and most recently worked on the Development team at Le Lycee Francais de San Francisco. Bonnie finds her motivation working in Development as someone who has always been inspired by the power of interpersonal relationships and the difference impactful connections can make. She enjoys spending her free time baking sweet treats for her family and friends, as well as volunteering at various reproductive health justice organizations.
Director of Finance
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.
Associate Director of Development & Communications
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.
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.
Senior Program Director
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.
Warren is a Bay area native and has actively participated in youth development programs in Berkley. As a first-generation college graduate (Carleton College, '20), he returned home with desire to mentor and support the next generation of students in overcoming similar life challenges. This summer, Warren was the Green Careers job coach at Fort Mason National Park, where he contributed to Enterprise for Youth's first partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreration Area and National Park service. Warren is now continuing his work with youth at Enterprise and our Green Careers partners as a Program Associate. When Warren is not helping Enterprise youth, you will find Warren trying new sushi restaurants or chilling at his local kickboxing gym.
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Carlo was born and raised in San Francisco. He is a product of SFUSD, and a member of San Francisco's first charter school's first graduating class. He has worked as a Program Director at both local and national nonprofits, managing work with young people and the adults that serve them. His last four years were spent at MyPath overseeing curriculum design and training, program expansion and partnerships. This work led him to lead projects in 15 cities across the United States. When not at work, you can find him playing music throughout the Bay Area or at his print shop in Berkeley. He is excited to bring his knowledge and expertise in program development, strategic growth, and training to Enterprise.
Talia is a Los Angeles native living in the Bay Area. As a proud SF State alumni, she graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Incarceration Justice Studies. As an undergraduate, she focisued on educational equity in public schooling and the juvenile justice system. Since graduating, Talia has expanded her knowlege through studying herbal medicine, food justice/equity, and sustainable farming practices. recently, she has earned a certificate in applied agroecology and has recently interned at Alemany Farm in San Francisco. Taia's professional background in K-8 education and non-profit development has brought her to Enterprise for Youth as a Program Associate, where she will continue fostering her commitment to creating safe spcaes for youth to develop their leadership skills and experience. In her free time, you can find Talia cuddling up with her animal companions and a hot cup of tea.
"Our impact has been tremendous. It is wonderful to see how students going through our programs increase their communication skills, teamwork and most importantly their confidence through help with resumes, mock interviews, internships and employment opportunities."
— Jeff Hocking - Former Board President
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