Lupita Ramos: Whirlwind

Posted by & filed under Mission Moments.

Describing Lupita Ramos as busy is a bit of an understatement. The 20-year old resident of San Diego’s Las Serenas Apartments seems to spend every waking moment working to improve her life or the lives of those around her. “For the past five years I’ve been volunteering at my community’s learning center – creating fliers, developing seasonal… Read more ›

Kalib: Dashing to Success as a Running Reader

Posted by & filed under Mission Moments.

Just months ago, Kalib was struggling in school, starting to act up in class and reading at a below-basic level. His mother learned about the Running Readers program at their complex’s Learning Center and decided to sign Kalib up to participate.  She says, “The coordinator at the Learning Center recommended it and we really trusted… Read more ›

Ricardo Baca: The Path to Homeownership

Posted by & filed under Mission Moments.

Single father achieves dream of buying a home Ricardo Baca is a single father to his son Ismael (pictured right). Since moving to San Diego eight years ago, Ricardo had been renting a small apartment in a rough neighborhood. There was nowhere for his son to play outside, and the area was unsafe: Ricardo’s car… Read more ›