LifeSTEPS team walks for children’s literacy

This past Saturday, LifeSTEPS corporate and regional staff had a blast at the 8th Annual Walk4Literacy in Sacramento.  LifeSTEPS is proud to raise funds and awareness for children’s literacy to help all of Sacramento’s children achieve grade-level reading.

Beth Southorn collaborates with partners at CCRC annual meeting

Our Executive Director Beth Southorn recently attended the Los Angeles for the California Community Reinvestment Corporation’s (CCRC) annual meeting. At the event, Beth had the opportunity to meet with CCRC Executive Director Mary Kaiser, LifeSTEPS Board member Lisa Guiterez, and CCRC team members.

CCRC is California’s premier multifamily affordable housing lender specializing in programs for families, seniors, citizens with special needs and mixed-use developments. Connecting with our partners and working together ensures that we are making real change to address California’s affordable housing crisis and improve outcomes for residents of affordable housing.

LifeSTEPS Leaders Hold Retreat in Sacramento

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LifeSTEPS leadership team last week came together for our annual Leadership Retreat.

Over 30 members of our California LifeSTEPS leadership team gathered at our corporate office in Sacramento to reconnect with one another. Led by our amazing Retreat Committee, the two-day event included interactive games, informative presentations, and an afternoon of bowling at FLB Entertainment Center in Folsom.

Our Executive Director Beth Southorn, noted: “After three years of not being able to physically come together, we had a plan to take a beautiful retreat in Applegate. But two days before our gathering, the Mosquito Fire took that plan down. One thing I know is that our LifeSTEPS team can pivot in a crisis. We booked hotels and spent our retreat in our corporate office warehouse, breaking bread, bowling and learning from each other, which proved to be restorative and inspiring. Many old friends celebrated what we all overcame, and many new team members were finally able to place faces (or better yet smiles) with names. I think the picture says it all. At the end of the retreat and after days of laughter, this is the LifeSTEPS Family that makes me proud.”


Beth Southorn attends CHC 2022 Policy Forum & California Housing Hall of Fame Awards

LifeSTEPS’ Executive Director Beth Southorn attended the California Housing Consortium 2022 Policy Forum and California Housing Hall of Fame Awards in Los Angeles.

“It is very inspiring to listen to California Speaker of the House Anthony Rendon discuss the importance of AB2011’s victory and how it will propel the California housing crisis into forward momentum,” said Beth.

LifeSTEPS’ Board Member Lisa Guiterez also presented with Cedric Bobo, creator of Project Destined. Cedric’s nonprofit teaches residents of affordable housing the skills needed to build a career in the resident service industry.