Volunteer

If you’re changing the world in positive ways, I want to help. 

Beethoven-2013-ayersWork is a part of what we each do, but it is not who we are. I believe life is best served when balanced with a purpose for the greater good. The beauty is when one’s professional expertise can merge with, lend guidance to, or provide support for a better world on a small or grand scale.

I have been fortunate to have had the time and abilities to help others, lead sustainability efforts, develop community initiatives and be an education advocate.

motivationOne of the most transformative projects I am proud to have been a part of, was a decade long leadership position for the development of the community joint-use park space concept within the City of Los Angeles, partnering with the Los Angeles Unified School District and American Youth Soccer Organization. Raising over $1.5 million dollars with numerous partners over a 10 year period, inclusive of countless hours from hundreds of volunteers, transformed a school and community, and culminated in the implementation of one of the first community joint-use park spaces of it’s kind.

A few Highlights

  • 2007
    • Community Square featured in front of auditorium.
  • 2008
    • Play structure from the Anne & Kirk Douglas Foundation. Over 150 trees planted.
  • 2010
    • Selected as the only Community School Park in the 11th district.
    • Implemented 8 outdoor learning areas with chess tables.
  • 2011
    • Created a school-wide learning garden and composting program.
  • 2012
    • Opening of the multi-purpose sports field and running track, now regularly used for soccer and other sports.
  • 2013
    • Large scale human chess board donation and creation.

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Please view this PDF to learn more about the details of these and other projects.