In Our Mailbox: A Personal Letter From Former President Bill Clinton

Our mailbox on Monday, February 29, served as further confirmation that the leap of faith taken by Team Kid to better the lives of the children we serve—is changing lives. Our work and leadership in our community is recognized and respected, even by a former President of the United States. 

From Bill Clinton himself, the letter acknowledges our tremendous work to make the Promotor Pathway pilot program possible and impactful. His message is humbling, and I'm so very proud to be a part of Project Hope Alliance. Our team and partnership with the Latin American Youth Center, which was sparked during the Clinton Global Initiative 2015 Annual Meeting in New York City last September, are incredible. 

From the rollout, design, and management of this program on the Newport Harbor High School campus by Director of Programs Nicole Delaney, to the beautiful, brilliant work as promotors by Manager of Program Continuum Rocio Calderón, Promotor-Case Manager Peggy Miranda, and Promotor Rafael Barrios, the amazing youth served are partnered with the most committed and skilled advocates. 

Thank you, Board of Directors, for continuing to be innovative, creative, out-of-the-box thinkers and risk-takers, and for supporting me and challenging me in this mission. None of this would be possible without you.

Every day, every member of Team Kid brings their A-game, gives their all, and does it all—for the kids.

My heart overflows with gratitude and and expectancy.