MEET OUR TEAM
MEET OUR TEAM
Miss Dale serves as Associate Director of Sow A Seed Community Foundation. She has partnered with the organization since 2014.
Dale holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State, East Bay. She is a versatile accounting and finances professional with over twenty-five years of experience in public and non-profit sectors overseeing, payroll, bookkeeping, forecasting, audits, and budgeting, as well as human resources, facility management, and procurement. From her diverse experiences throughout her career, Dale is a dynamic manager with a broad knowledge of organizational management. She is a hands-on problem solver dedicated to solving any issue and getting things running smoothly.
Dale says, “In having the experience working in both for-profit and non-profit environments, I genuinely feel blessed doing non-profit work. At Sow A Seed, we've helped countless at-risk youth transform their lives within the community. Making an impact on the lives of others is a very rewarding experience”.
Miss Evelyn serves as an Administrative Assistant at Sow A Seed Community Foundation.
She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. She is Bilingual, being a native Spanish speaker. Which she believes is a great asset. This allows her to help the Hispanic families with a language barrier, in need of resources for their youth.
She believes the children are our future, and she says she is delighted to work for a youth-based organization such as Sow A Seed Community Foundation, that wants the best for our kids.
Miss Erica is a native of Stockton. She attended Lincoln high school where she was part of multiple extracurricular activities that enable her to experience people from all walks of life. With each activity she found herself in gaining a perspective she didn’t know before. Polynesian dancing gave her insight into cultural teachings and backgrounds. Boxing taught her conviction and decisiveness. Floral design gave her the gift of paying attention to detail. Basketball taught her the value of working together as a team. Mentoring the youth gave her the compassion she needed to best serve others. Amongst all her attributes she is reliable, trustworthy, and holds her integrity about all.
She found passion in helping youth evolve and lead them onto paths individually suited for positive lifestyles. She has a background in Youth Counseling where she has assisted in group homes to help the betterment of at-risk youth. Whether the focus be social settings or internal her goal is to help with the cognitive reconstruction of ones thinking and behavioral patterns.
Miss Sayeda is passionate about supporting Mental Health in our community. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and has spent her entire career facilitating educational and therapeutic Mental Wellness for both adults and children.
She believes that every child is unique and deserves a caring, inspiring, and engaging atmosphere in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially. As a Mental Health Specialist, she helps students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing a fun, safe, and collaborative environment. She believes that Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mentoring are essential to creating successful life-long learners. It is her desire to help students to develop positive character and leadership traits which are essential in becoming a productive citizens.
Nicholas (Nick) Leon is our Lead Mental Health Specialist and also is the Facilitator for Anger Management, Fresh Start Thinking, and Boys Council groups.
Growing up Nike faced a lot of adversity, but through those tough challenges, he persevered. His ability to push through those experiences of his childhood gives him the relatable skills to mentor youth in a positive direction. His connectedness with the youth he works with successfully completes our programs knowing that he genuinely cares about them.
He has a true passion for helping others and strives to accomplish our mission to help youth and families in the community overcome obstacles and learn to lead positive and fulfilling lifestyles.
Miss Selene Albor, She is a native from Pleasanton California, that is passionate about helping our youth succeed at life. She holds a BA in Psychology, an AA in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social & Behavioral Sciences and an AA in Psychology.
As a resilient multi-lingual individual that comes from a first-generation family, she knows firsthand what it means to succeed in the face of adversity and some of the challenges that intersectionality variances may inflict on our lives as we continue to develop. With over five years of experience working with individuals from all backgrounds and age groups, it is her joy, love and passion to assist clients as they blossom into the best version of themselves and overcome any challenges presented in the process.
She seeks to continue expanding her knowledge and experience through pursuing graduate studies and working hands on in order to continue to bring exceptional assistance to our youth here at Sow A Seed.
Miss Semaj is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, receiving a B.A. in Sociology and Ethnic Studies.
Miss Semaj formerly supported Sow A Seed as an intern, where she created and facilitated our "Plant Your Future program. During her internship, Miss Semaj brought a fresh perspective to our program that when a hiring opportunity came up, she was first on our list.
As a Student Advocate, Facilitator, and YLIA advisor Miss Semaj is passionate about disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. She is a proud Stockton native and her goal is to serve her community by encouraging, guiding, and supporting the next generation.
Miss Virginia Copeland is a Student Advocate and Mental Health Specialist for Sow A Seed Community Foundation. With her high energy, commitment, and experience, she is passionate about supporting young individuals and helping them achieve their goals.
Her educational background consists of an Associate's degree in childhood education, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a Master's degree in Public Health. She has had experience working with young adults as an afterschool program leader, rehabilitation counselor, and youth group facilitator.
She is eager for this opportunity to work with the youth and families of Sow A Seed Community Foundation.