Entries by A. Katie Goad

JB Brown Fund February 2018- Coming Full Circle

Rarely does someone come into contact with Angelique who is not inspired by her life story.  Angelique is the definition of resilience.  She came to California as a refugee from Rwanda in 1999, leaving behind a past of incredible sorrow–many of her family members were slain in the violent campaign of the Rwanda government on […]

AMCAL Communities Partner Report January 2018

 Pure Joy! Holidays should be a time of joy and celebration, especially for children. Unfortunately, for many children living in low-income families, the holidays represent a time that highlights what they don’t have and what their parents are unable to give them. LifeSTEPS staff from the LA Valley region wanted to bring some holiday joy […]

Out of Ashes, Comes Hope

  The wildfire reached Sweet T’s restaurant in Santa Rosa on October 9th. It was gone in a matter of minutes–reduced to hot metal and ash. And so was Nina’s only source of income.  Nina, 30, is a single mom living with her nine-year-old daughter, Kaylee, in the USA Properties Fund community of Terracina at Santa Rosa. Nina had […]