San Luis Obispo Office
3533 Empleo Street
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara Office
26 E. Victoria Street
FAX: (805) 962-8152
Peoples' Self-Help Housing
The Mission of Peoples' Self-Help Housing is to provide affordable housing and programs leading to
self-sufficiency for low-income families, seniors, and other special needs groups on California's Central Coast.
YOUTH EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
The Youth Education Enhancement Program (YEEP) offers after-school education programs for K-12th grade students.
YEEP focuses on improving student literacy, English, and math skills. The program improves grade point averages, sharpens reading and study skills, promotes high school graduation, builds self-esteem, and fosters parent participation in their child’s academic life.
In addition, the child’s learning experience is enhanced by art, music, science, nutrition, financial education, theater and other activities, as well as workshops with guest-speakers and field trips.
Educators Viki Sotelo, Lynda Mondragon,
YEEP Manager Rochelle Rose, and Lead Educator Cami Waller
comprise the Youth Education Enhancement team
at Los Adobes de Maria Learning Center in Santa Maria
Peoples' Self-Help Housing 2012
Youth Education Enhancement Program Staff
Rochelle Rose, CFRE, manages the grants for the Youth Education Enhancement Program at PSHH. The YEEP program operates in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Guadalupe, Santa Maria, and Paso Robles, serving over 350 daily. A UCSB graduate, she worked for United Boys & Girls Clubs for 15 years. As Fund Development Director at Peoples’ Rochelle is also responsible for the organization’s foundation and annual giving fundraising. Rochelle established and managed several large community collaboratives that have received millions of dollars in government and foundation funding. These multi-agency initiatives addressed issues such as teen pregnancy prevention and juvenile delinquency prevention and diabetes prevention and education.
Anita Baumgardner is the Educator at College Park Apartments in Lompoc. Born in Holland, Anita speaks Dutch, French, and German. She studied counseling at AMA in Tilburg, The Netherlands. She worked with at-risk students in the classroom as a paraprofessional at middle school and junior high schools in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.
Ruth Cain is the lead educator at Canyon Creek Apartments in Paso Robles. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne, San Luis Obispo. She is bilingual English and German and holds a multiple subject teaching credential with English Learner Authorization. She has worked as a substitute teacher in the San Miguel Joint Union School District and for Paso Robles public schools.
Hillary Colvin is the YEEP Coordinator and lead educator at the Riverview learning center in Guadalupe. Hillary holds a degree in mathematics from University of California, Santa Cruz. She also attended Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria and grew up in Orcutt. She has worked as a substitute teacher and instructional assistant in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District. She has tutored grades K-12 at the Homeless Service Center in Santa Cruz.
Svetlana Gizatulina joined Carpinteria YEEP at the Chapel Courts Apartments Learning Center. She previously worked as a teacher's aide and music teacher at St. John of Damascus Academy in Goleta. She has also worked as a church choirmaster, and she plays piano and other instruments. A graduate of a university in Russia, Svetlana speaks fluent Russian and has complete early childhood education courses at Santa Barbara City College.
Lupe Maldonado-Alvarado is an Activities Coordinator at the Riverview learning center in Guadalupe. She graduated from California State University at Fresno and later earned a Master of Science degree in counseling from the University of La Verne. She has worked at the Santa Maria-Bonita and Guadalupe Union School Districts as a substitute teacher and school/community liaison.
Pamela Rohr is a substitute educator at the Chapel Court and Dahlia Court learning centers in Carpinteria. She is a certificated teacher and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City. She has taught at Santa Maria Unified School District, Carpinteria School District, and Pacific Christian School.
Viki Sotelo is an Activities Coordinator at the Santa Maria learning center. She has worked as a substitute teacher at the Lucia Mar Unified School District in Arroyo Grande and holds a degree in sociology/human development from California State University, Long Beach. She grew up in Santa Maria and is bilingual.
Yanelly Vital Alcantar is an after school educator at the Santa Maria Learning Center at Los Adobes II Apartments. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in sociology. She is bilingual English Spanish and attended Santa Maria High School and Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria. She has worked as an America Reads tutor and for Jumpstart Corps.
Jennifer Wold is the Dahlia Court Learning Center educator in Carpinteria. She graduated from California State University at Thousand Oaks where she was on the Dean’s List for four years. She also works as an AmeriCorps literacy tutor at Alisos Elementary School in Carpinteria. Jennifer has also worked at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the SB Trust for Historic Preservation.
YEEP at Los Adobes de Maria II, Santa Maria, one of
PSHH's larger affordable housing sites.
To volunteer in the classroom contact a YEEP Center:
Carpinteria Camper Park:
(805) 451-6614, Carpinteria
Dahlia Court Apartments:
(805) 566-9217, Carpinteria
Chapel Court Apartments: (805) 684-7880, Carpinteria
College Park Apartments: (805) 736-4640, Lompoc
Los Adobes de Maria:
(805) 348-3823 ext. 206, Santa Maria
River View Townhomes:
(805) 343-7823, Guadalupe
Canyon Creek Apartments:
(805) 226-0136, Paso Robles
Seniors, adults, parents—Make a positive change in a young person’s life! Discover the rewards of teaching and working with youth! Take this opportunity to share your skills and interests.
High School students—Earn Community Service Hours by tutoring and assisting in the class room.
College/University students—You may be able to earn academic credit (and have fun at the same time) by volunteering in one of our programs. Find out how!
Young learners at Riverview, Guadalupe
We are interested in recruiting a diverse group of volunteers to help with tutoring, classroom assistance, and mentoring.
Volunteers are needed during the following days/hours:
Monday-Friday 3:00-5:30 p.m. (variable)
What Community Officials Have to Say About YEEP
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