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2015-2016 DONOR LIST Donations from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 Up to $999 Michael Abou Jaoude and Stephanie Fenno Michele and Joseph Alioto Jon Ambrose Ellis Anderson Barbara Ando and Jerry Booth Dr. Brian Andrews Teresa Arriaga and Patrick Greene Pamela Astarte Barbara Bacon Chris Baker David Baldwin and Karin Kramer Brian Baraty Lauren Barulich Dr. Ernest Bates Fritz Bathelt Jeffrey and Diane Baxter Adina Beaumont Anne Belden and Derek Remski Judi and Paul Bennett Jeb Berkeley and Lauren Britt Ryan Bertrand Brenna and Erik Bianchi Eric Bindelglass and Gabrielle Tierney Susan Blake Jason and Danielle Bloch Anita Boragno Justin and Annemarie Bosl Sapna Boze Betty Brachman Peter Breakwell Keith Burrows Michael and Donna Butcher Lewis Butler and Catherine Armsden Chelsea Calkins Terrence and Gail Callan Lynne Callen Catherine Cannata and James Murphy Ann Capitan Barbara and Jose Capitan Bonnie Cohen Christopher Collins Meg Cosby Lana Costantini and Mike Castle Don Covello Natalie Cox and Andy Davies Deirdre Coyne Shelley Cranshaw Peter and Yin Mei Critchell Joan Crowley Sharla Dale Linda Davis Jones Susan Densmore Stephanie Deutchman Jimmy Dockal

Diane Dougherty Jamison Ely June and Tony Errico Nick Errico Megan Escobar Pauline Eveillard and Doug Gould Lindsay Farnsworth Jose Fernandez and Kimberly Le, LCSW Hully Fetiçó Nancy Ford Ramona Foster Elizabeth and Charles Fracchia Barbara Frangie Teri Frangie Ryan and Abi Frederick Rendy Freedman Michael Frisbie Patty Fukami and Jack Ewing Olga and Daniel Garcia Penny Gilmore Jeanette Giron Crystal Gomez and Martin Yerbic Yolanda Gomez Dr. Sally Goodwin Mary Greene Marshall Grossman Jerome Gumbs Arnold Ha Lori Haganey Joan M. Hall Marilyn Hampton Nathan and Desiree Harbacek James and Patricia Hargarten Gail Harriman Josh Harris and Ruby Wilson William Hedden Scott Heldfond David Hill Adam and Arlene Hochschild William Holmes and Emily Brown Darren Hom Bill and Catherine Honig Cory Hunt Eric Ibsen Jim Illig Eric Jenkins Adam Jennison and Rochelle Raykoff Christopher Johnston Justin Jones Cindy Jordling ShaDanta and Jackie Kajos Kingsby Bob and Laura Katter Vivian Kaufman

Carolyn Kellogg and Ralph Kellogg Dorothy Kelly Colin Kirby John Knoop Adam Knott George Kohn and G. Lee Fitzgerald Clint Kollar Carol and David Kroot Jeremiah Lane Carolyn and Bill Langelier Kristy and Matt Leffers Donald Lenarduzzi Dino Lettieri Siera Levenson Daniel Lockhart and Chanda Guerin Michael Loken Owen Lopez Ashby Lumber James and Peggy Lynch Rory Madden Chris Maguire Ilyse Magy and Justin Hall James and Lilly Manno Robert March Sue Martin Constance Marvin and Fred Little Richard McArdell Barbara McClaskey Jane McClure and William Eggimann Deborah McDilda Harold and Ellen McElhinny Jack and Peggi McGlynn Gates McKibbin Patricia McMahon David and Leigh McMonigle David Meckler Geoffrey and Sophie Menin Patricia Miller and Patricia Pingle Laurence Mindel Daniel Mogin Ameha Molla James Monfredini John and Nora Jean Monfredini Martin Monfredini Joseph Moore Jr. and Elizabeth Rossiter Theresa and Joseph Moore Ray Moss Sigurd and Mary Murphy Gillian Nash and Roger Gardner Jana Neil Lawrence and Mary Jo Nejasmich Peter Nosler Susan and Barry Noss Elizabeth Nubla-Penn

Nancy O’Brien Desmond O’Reilly Robert Ollwerther Desiree Omran Paula and Gregory Orrell Cliff Palefsky and Mimi Pepitone Jayah Paley Richard Papapietro Yolanda and Ben Papapietro Judy Pasquinelli Andrew Payne David Paynter Jerry Peters Eric and Carley Petersen Karen Pfau-Martinez Margarethe Pfeffer Dwight and Carmen Plaza de Jennings Thomas Polk Holly Poole Charlotte and Marc Pope Dan Porat Robert Quilici Gary Rattet John Ratto Sharath Reddy Richard and Judy Reisberg Carmin Reiss and Eric Green Denise Repetto Branch and John Branch Raeanna Reudy and Robert Lopez Mike Righetti Scott and Morgan Robertson Taylor Rose Becky Ross Scott Rubin and Stephen Moore Adrienne and Norman Schlossberg Megin Scully and Reed Minuth Tara Shannon Joy Sheaffer and Nathan Shetterley Richard Sloan Andrew Smith Everett and Louise Snowden Gerald Spolter Richard and Jane Springwater Jennifer Virginia Stanley Jay Sternberg Terry Stewart and Carole Scagnetti Allan Steyer Jodi Thirtyacre Paul Thomas Luke and Steve Thompson Amelia Tinetti Stephen Tinetti Joey and Gillian Toboni Mary Driscoll Toboni and Joseph Toboni Sr.

Rebecca Toporek and Charles Brown Francisco John Tran Lula Tubbs and Bob Aitchinson Faye Van Boxtel Bob and Deborah Van Nest Scott Vandrick and Tony Foster Janice Veach William Veen Carolina and William Vigil Kenneth and Christina Waldeck Ian Walker Mary and Richard Warren Harlan Watkins Regina Weinstein Kay and David Werdegar Anson Whitner and Maya Metrikin Dennis and Rita Williams Steve and Diane Williams Mona Wilson Joseph and Kate Wineroth Annie Wright and Brian Galdorisi Karen Wright Douglas Young Paull Young Erik Zech Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Edward Zusman and Kathleen Ewins Thank you to all of our 2015 Bowl-a-Thon teams and donors - we are deeply thankful for the generous contributions and support of our donors! Although space limitations permit only a partial listing of the more than 900 donations we received for the Bowl-a-Thon; our deepest gratitude goes to all of those who have helped make a difference in the lives of our young people.


Matching Donations

Monthly donors are a special, dedicated group of individuals who support Seven Tepees Youth Program throughout the year. Your year-round support guarantees the success of more than 1,000 students working toward high school graduation, and creating their own opportunities for success.

Don’t forget to ask your company/organization about matching gifts! Most companies will match your charitable contributions 100% throughout the year, and some will match your volunteer hours with monetary support.

Monthly donations can be made conveniently online at: or through your banking institution. A donation of just $7.00 per month equals $84 per year, and fosters a student’s life-long relationship with the outdoors.

$1,000 to 2,499 Shunya and Keith Anding Zachary Barulich and Derek Jacobsen Bill and Cassandra Bernstein Jeffrey Chanin and Karen Lovdahl Martin Checov and Timothy Bause Margaret Coyne Carlota and Ray del Portillo Bruce Edwards Joshua Fine Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert Scott and Sherry Haber Philip Haight Adam Handlos and Lyndsay Vella Lizbeth Hasse Gity and Mike Hebel Linda Kanarek David Kennedy and Patricia Santa Cruz Chris and Karen Kindler Leslie and Hratch Krikorian John Masspust Joanna McClure Francis and Katie McGovern II Doug Melton George and Deborah Montgomery II

James and Jane Oberman Hope Page and Al Norris Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton Daniel Petrocelli Pamela Rhodes and Michael Scolieri Jennifer Rosdail Joel Sanders and Carol Bieri Jean Smith Vince Steele Meghan Taylor Helge Thesis-Nyland Mark and Theresa Vermeersch Jay Welsh Darcy Wheeles and Chris McCaslin

$2,500 to 4,999 Max and Dale Berger Susie and Bob Buckley James and Dorothy Bustamante David and Jennifer Cooper Antonio Cucalon III and Mardi Cucalon Ivy Fine and Rebecca Westerfield Steven and Miki Grandin Gordon Greenwood Jina Miller Erica Reid and Clayton Timbrell Francis and Karen Scarpulla Tania and Michael Stepanian

For questions and more information about monthly and matching donations, please contact Chanda Guerin, Development Director, at or (415) 522-1550.

DONATIONS TO SEVEN TEPEES YOUTH PROGRAM can be made online at, or by mailing donations to Attention: Development, Seven Tepees, 3177 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

$5,000 to 9,999 Lynne Bremer John Debs Robert Debs Floriane and Stuart Gordon Judy and Richard Guggenhime Christina Hall and Peter Wald Michael Kavanaugh and Carol James Bob and Lori Pryt Jeanine and Guy Saperstein Joseph and Juliana Satterley Wendy Smith and Simon Lewis

$10,000 to 24,999 Denise Abrams and David Harrington Francis Fernandez and Carmen Flores William Friedrich Brian David and Beth Grossman David McClain and Merilyn Wong Joseph and Nancy McMonigle

$25,000 Charles R. Schwab Daniel Weinstein

Every effort was made to include and acknowledge all of our generous donors. We apologize if we have inadvertently made errors or omitted names from these lists.

Community and Corporate Support Canadian Women’s Club of San Francisco Bay Area Cherin’s Appliances Community Thrift Store Decker Electric DPR Corporate eBay Inc. Foundation Firewood Marketing Florian Industries Goldman Sachs & Co. Google Kaiser Permanente Learning for Action Levi Strauss & Co. Long & Levit LLP Mission Bowling Club Paganini Electric Corporation Paragon Real Estate Group Pearson, Simon & Warshaw LLP Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Prezi, Inc. Pricewaterhouse Coopers Taylor & Company Law Offices The Toboni Group TPG Global, LLC Trick Dog W. Bradley Electric Cy Pres award approved by the California Superior Court on the recommendation of Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

Institutional Support Charles Schwab Foundation Crescent Porter Hale Foundation Department of Children, Youth and Families DPR Foundation Friends of the New Mission Campus Gamble Foundation Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation Jeanne and William Barulich Family Foundation Kazan McClain Partners Foundation Margoes Foundation Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation McMicking Foundation Mission Promise Neighborhood MEDA Morrison & Foerster Foundation San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Sing for America The Guardsmen TIFF Charitable Foundation TrevorTCR Wells Fargo Foundation William G. Gilmore Foundation Youth Outside

Government Grants Foundation Grants

FINANCIALS Special Events


Individual/Corporate Contributions


Rental income, net of expenses Miscellaneous

25.7% Fundraising & Management




INCOME Foundation Grants Special Events Individual/Corporate Contributions


Rental income, net of expenses Miscellaneous

74.3% Program Services


Government Grants

Fundraising & Management $262,256





28.4% .3%



69.8% 9.5% 17.8%

Salaries, contractors and related expenses

4.3% Program Services $757,111

Event expenses Direct program expenses


Office supplies, occupancy and other expenses Depreciation and amortization


INCOME $1,061,201



2015-2016 Board of Directors

2016-2017 Seven Tepees Staff

Daniel Weinstein Chairman and Co-Founder

Ashley Allen College and Career Program Manager*

Hully Fetiçó Co-Founder Francis E. Fernandez Co-President Steven Grandin Co-President David S. McMonigle Vice President Adam Handlos Treasurer Christina Hall Secretary Carolina Vigil Parent Representative Susan Blake

THANK YOU SPONSORS Our Annual Dinner and Bowl-a-Thon bring donors, local businesses, community groups, and volunteers together for an evening of fund- and friend-raising. Both events have been instrumental in building the organization we are today, and have enabled us to maintain and grow our programs over the past 20 years. A special thank you to our event sponsors: Charles R. Schwab, Clayton Timbrell & Co., Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, Daniel Weinstein, Decker Electric, DPR Construction, Gordon and Rees, Jennifer Rosdail/ Living415, John and Tina Keker, Kaiser Permanente, Kazan McClain Partners Foundation, Paganini Electric, Papapietro Perry Winery, Paragon Real Estate Group, and William Friedrich.

Lana Costantini Bob Debs Ivy Fine Tamara Marlett Joseph McMonigle Karen Pfau-Martinez Francis Scarpulla Paul Thomas Joey Toboni

Seven Tepees Youth Program 3177 17th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 522-1550 Tax ID: 94-3231059

Teresa L. Arriaga Executive Director Pollyana Chaffey Mental Health Counseling Intern, MFT Trainee Susana Duran Middle School Program Assistant Coordinator* Reñe Erazo Middle School Program Assistant Coordinator Gaëlle Feliz Development and Volunteer Coordinator Chanda Guerin Development Director Sasha Levine, MS, LMFT Mental Health Counselor/Lead Case Manager Lio Mateo Office Manager and HR Assistant Arlan Murillo Program Director Daniel Quinoñez High School Program Coordinator Kirin Rajagopalan College and Career Program Coordinator - Learning Center Elsa Ramos Middle School Program Coordinator* Jewelea Rivas College and Career Program Coordinator - Mission High School* *Indicates staff person is an alumnus of Seven Tepees Youth Program





Dear friends and colleagues,

This Annual Report guides you through the experiences in which our young people take part during low income their seven or more years with youth and Seven Tepees Youth Program. alumni served Our typical student joins the in 15-16 Learning Center at age 10, the summer after 5th grade, and their first experiences include summer service learning, academic enrichment, and an annual summer camping trip. As they continue their journey through mentorships and internships, our youth learn and practice important skills while discovering their own passions and giving back to the community. Last year, we increased our focus and resources on alumni. We now provide case management and college and career


support services to graduates enrolled in college or starting the beginning stages of their career. Having completed and celebrated our 20th year, Seven Tepees Youth Program moves into the final stages of adolescence. Just as we partner with our young people through their critical transitions, you have supported us through our earliest stages of development, from a small volunteer-run organization to a professionally staffed free program for students at our Learning Center and partner schools. I want to end by sharing an email I received from Justin, an alumnus, highlighted in this report: As an alumni, I just want to be an example to the youth, that they have an opportunity to graduate from a university and begin a career. I once never thought I would attend a university. This young man’s accomplishments are his own and yet this email made my heart soar with joy and gratitude. We are truly living the Seven Tepees mission when our youth follow their dreams!

Teresa L. Arriaga Executive Director

After a summer full of STEM learning, enrichment activities and outings in San Francisco, all 125 Seven Tepees youth were invited to join the annual week-long summer camping trip. On July 19, 2016, with a bus full of enthusiastic middle and high school students, we embarked on one of our farthest trips to date - Mammoth Lakes.

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overnight trips this year

Each summer, staff create a busy week of exciting and new opportunities in the natural environment. Their goal is for every youth to enjoy this outdoor experience, whether it’s their first or tenth trip. They traveled the difficult terrain of Devil’s Postpile by foot and mountain bike, and later, walked the Nature Runway, having made outfits from materials found around them. The trip also included a focus on the native people and archeology of the area, with an outing to Convict Lake and Hot Creek Geological Site.

New students join Seven Tepees the summer after 5th grade, and begin their seven-plus-year relationship with the program and staff. The summer camping trip is usually the first time our youngest students have experienced tent camping, wilderness hiking, kayaking, swimming, and s’mores over a fire.

Mono Lake and impressive mountaintops, sitting at 8,000 feet elevation.


Mike and Jamal My favorite thing about Jamal is his positive attitude towards everything...even after getting dominated in a water fight while kayaking at dusk. –Mike You can have a mentor for a fun activity or help for school work, or just to hang out to do sports, like bowling! –Jamal

Edna and Emely One of my favorite things about my mentee is her strong personality and how she feels she can do anything; that it doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or a girl, you can do anything if you apply yourself. –Edna She’s really cool and she has these fun ideas to make a lot of stuff. We made Easter carrot cupcakes, with Easter eggs and bunny frosting. They were really cute! –Emely


outdoor trips in 2015-16



FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR In sharing our second Annual Report, I must begin by expressing gratitude for the many ways in which we have worked together to support our youth and alumni at the Learning Center, and at our partner schools, Mission High School and International Studies Academy. In 2015-16, we positively impacted the lives of youth through intensive support grounded in research-based practices, culturally relevant programming, and the remarkably trusting relationships built with our youth and their families.


Felipe and Neto My favorite thing about being a mentor is that I get to work with an incredible kid from my community and see him grow as we work together in helping him accomplish his goals. –Felipe Felipe is awesome because he’s a muralist, and he’s an artist, and I want to be an artist too. This was one of the coolest experiences in my life. –Neto

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM As Lizbeth was wrapping up her 11th grade year at City Arts and Technology High School, she was anxiously anticipating acceptance to her Career Exploration Program internship placement. Seven Tepees students take part in the year-long program to promote career and education awareness, financial planning, and workforce entry through workshops, site visits and intensive summer internships. Her passion for science started in middle school, and grew through Seven Tepees year-round STEM enrichment. She designed her high school schedule around science classes, deciding chemistry was her favorite area of study. In May 2016 she found out she’d been accepted to the highly-

competitive summer internship program to work alongside UCSF scientists and graduate students. Her summer research in UCSF’s labs culminated in presenting a poster on Neonatal Brain Injury to the Department of Pediatrics and Neurology. Lizbeth will graduate high school in June 2017 and hopes to attend UC Davis to focus on a career in chemistry. This year’s Career Exploration Program placed 11th grade Seven Tepees students in summer internships with educational institutions, technology companies, corporations and community service organizations, including: Beronio Lumber, DPR Construction, NASA, UCSF Chemistry Department, Lyric, Mighty Box, Genesys Works, MEDA and Clint Reilly Holdings.

MISSION HIGH SCHOOL In 2015-16 our partnership with Mission High School (MHS) grew, offering college and career support to individual students in addition to critical school-wide programming. Through the College and Career Coordinator - also an alumna of the College and Career Program - EMPOWER was launched, providing oneon-one academic advising to 40 Everett Middle School alumni now enrolled at Mission High School. This project is part of the larger community’s Mission Promise Neighborhood cradle-to-college efforts.

A special thanks to Eric Guthertz, Mission High School principal, and all of the on-site counselors and community partners supporting MHS students. The 2015-2016 academic year was the final year of operation for International Studies Academy (ISA), a San Francisco public high school. Previous to the SFUSD school closure announcement, Seven Tepees had a 9-year partnership with the school including an onsite College and Career Program Coordinator. It was with a heavy heart we said goodbye to ISA, and we are incredibly thankful for the years of service to the community.

ALUMNI SUCCESS PROGRAM Joi Rubit, Class of 2015 City College of San Francisco, Business Management, 2018 Paris Beauty College, Licensed Esthetician, May 2016

Youth self-sufficiency and independence is encouraged in every facet of Seven Tepees programming, especially on outdoor trips. They help unload the bus and set up their own campsite—tents, sleeping mats and bags, and flashlights. They learn how to store food safely in bear boxes, and practice the Leave No Trace ethic for campsite clean-up. The hope is to foster a long-term relationship with the outdoors, and empower youth to camp on their own with friends and family outside of Seven Tepees.

“I  hope to one day be a self-sufficient business woman. While in Esthetician school I realized that I’d like to take my skill set to the next level. I recently enrolled in City College of San Francisco in hopes to transfer to a four-year college to major in Business Management. Seven Tepees has showed me the benefits of having adult role models who are invested in your personal growth. I was always encouraged to step out of my comfort zone, and constantly challenged to be my best self. The college and career staff made me feel that it was just as good to take a non-traditional path and provided me with the tools I needed to feel successful.”


Eddie Whitfield, Class of 2011

On June 2, 2016, we welcomed a full house of volunteers - 55 volunteers partnered with 45 Seven Tepees youth and 13 staff! Our beloved returning volunteers from Team Prezi and their office neighbors, Instapage, kicked off this year’s summer program with a day of community service. Our teams of Seven Tepees youth and staff, and Prezi and Instapage staff, divided into 10 community projects serving San Francisco, Marin, and our very own Learning Center.

Currently: College Advisor for JCYC San Francisco College Access Center

San Francisco State University, Bachelor’s in Africana Studies/Theater, 2017

“I  want to go to grad school and become a trauma psychologist. People who come from disadvantaged backgrounds experience trauma which affects mental health, academic performance, and how they function in the world. I want to open a practice that caters to these individuals.”

Justin Balenzuela, Class of 2010

Service learning is an invaluable experience for Seven Tepees youth; it inspires them to be active participants in their community and develops their own sense of self and purpose. Their volunteerism begins their first summer with Seven Tepees, and continues throughout the year, every year of their enrollment. Each fall we host Gratitude Day, a similarly structured event, and in the spring and summer students participate in native plant and trail restoration, invasive species removal, and urban garden maintenance and clean-up.

University of San Francisco, Master’s of Arts in Urban Affairs, 2018 San Francisco State University, Bachelor’s in Urban Studies and Planning, 2014 Currently: Volunteer Tutor at Seven Tepees Youth Program “Throughout   the 7 years I was in the program, Seven Tepees taught me valuable lessons that are still relevant to adulthood. These lessons have been directly responsible for my successes, and without the program, I would most likely not be in graduate school. The program’s community, safety-nets, guidance and counseling, revealed the injustices I inherently faced in my adolescence, and taught me methods to address these issues with practical solutions. I am very grateful that I am part of the Seven Tepees community, and I thank everyone who contributes to the program, building the same opportunities I had for today’s youth.”

Youth and volunteers prepare sandwiches to deliver to local SRO hotels.

20 bags of trash collected through Adopt-a-Street


Seven Tepees Youth Program mission is to work with urban youth entrusted to our care to foster the skills they need to make lifelong positive choices and to create their own opportunities for success.

100 lunches prepared and delivered to three SRO hotels in the Mission

3 buildings at Point Bonita repainted with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

100 pounds of granola prepared for Project Open Hand

Elsa Ramos, Class of 2009 University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor’s of Arts in Latin American and Latino Studies/Sociology, 2015 Currently: Middle School and Mentor Program Coordinator at Seven Tepees Youth Program

Volunteer With Us!

We rely on our amazing volunteer force to make our full schedule of academic enrichment, outdoor trips and community events a success for our youth. You can spend a full day at an event or on an outdoor trip, or two hours after school tutoring students. Come on your own, with a friend, or get your whole work team to join in! For more information and to become a volunteer, please contact

From Top: Joi Rubit, Eddie Whitfield, Justin Balenzuela, Elsa Ramos

“It   is such a blessing to be working in the same youth program where I was a participant. Seven Tepees has not only provided me with the resources and life skills to seek out my own success, but has now also opened their doors to me to work and grow professionally. I am able to connect with and support youth who are from the same communities that I grew up in.”

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Seven Tepees 2015-2016 Annual Report  

Seven Tepees 2015-2016 Annual Report