MISSION & VISION
Today, Starfish serves about students through homework assistance, a computer lab, a children’s library, games and contests, daily Bible study and prayer, educational outings, summer camp and trips, special events, performing arts workshops, and more.
It has always been a dream of ours to have one of our own students heading up the program. Starfish now has two of our graduates running the program: brothers Tahari and Dorell Wall. Tahari has been our program director since 2016.
Our goal is breaking the cycle of poverty and violence so prevalent in the neighborhood.
OUR CORE VALUES
Susan has served at Starfish since 2009. She has a passion for showing youth God’s love, and manages the administrative end of things at the center.
Josh has served Starfish since 2016 in various capacities. He has a passion for urban ministry while helping with various administration tasks.
Nathalie is finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in social work. She has worked with numerous at-risk youth in the past and we are excited to see how God uses her at Starfish.
Marisol Torres Hernandez
Marisol is a former pastor’s wife who has her own side business planning events. She loves to work with kids and organizes all our outings, events, and activities.
Jessica is the mother of four kids who have been in our program for years. She is excellent working with the kids and provides valuable support to the center.
Trinity has been in the program since she was six years old, and she is graduating high school spring of 2019! She has always been smart and a hard worker, remaining on the honor roll for her entire academic career.
Starfish Board of Directors
Director of Operations,
North Park Friendship Center
Teacher, Instituto Health Science Career Academy
Controller, Nash Brothers Construction Co., Inc.; Certified Public Accountant, James R. Gardner CPA, Inc.
Executive Assistant, Starfish Learning Center