From an absent father, abuse, and foster care, to serving as a role model for 8 brothers, sister and cousins who later lived with DeShawn and his grandmother and to dealing with the death of his Mentor Bob, DeShawn has faced more challenges than many of us can comprehend. Not to mention he saved the life of a young brother too.
Business executive Gisele Garraway will assume the role of Starfish Initiative’s President and CEO
Starfish is one of eight finalists for a $64,000 grant from the Opus Foundation. Online voting determines the winner.
It is with profound sadness that the Starfish Initiative family announces the passing of our president and CEO Bob Kizer, who finally lost his long, hard fought battle with cancer this weekend.
Six years ago, Alvin arrived in the U.S. from Haiti unable to speak much English. Now 17-years-old, his future is much clearer.
Freshman Scholar Tayla and Mentor Nancy Carpenter took their interest in nature to a hands-on level for one of their first meetings.