Stars of Hope

From Project Understanding is Michael Rodriguez – Pantry Manager, Olga Hamra – Case Manager, Brandy Beesley = CEO/Executive Director, Lauren Prater- Social Worker, Jann Huling – Chief Operating Officer, Carolyn Pillado – Tutoring Manager, Tom McClain – Event Coordinator and Matt Maxfield – Driver.

After a 3-year hiatus Project Understanding held their signature event the 9th Annual Hope Worth Giving Breakfast, which has emerged this year with a new name, Stars of Hope!

Local community leaders were in attendance and spoke of the partnership and difference Project Understanding has made for the community since 1977.

In attendance and speaking were Citycouncil Deputy Mayor Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, Police Commander Matt Cain and Principal Robert Ruiz, Anacapa Middle School.l

The Stars of Hope were featured and they shared their personal journeys and inspirational stories of hope and transformation, and the many ways that Project Understanding is “understanding needs and restoring hope”.

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