WINTER Strong. Meet our Executive Director.

 Chris Vargas, Program Assistant 


Jennifer Owen, Case Manager


Luz Flores, Programs Manager

Luz Flores serves as the Programs Manager. Luz has been working in nonprofit agencies since 1995, prior she worked as a school teacher for LAUSD. Luz is an experienced non-profit program manager and is responsible for grant and program management, programs daily operations, staff, mentors & volunteer management, recruitment and public relations. She is a graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is a certified trainer in First Aid/CPR/AED and Conflict Resolution.


A great team, brings people together.
— Anonymous
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Karen Martinez, Case Manager

Karen Martinez serves as our Lead Case Manager. Karen provides individualized training and educational plans to each student in the program, she addresses barriers to education and employment by providing case management and referrals in collaboration with community partners. Karen assists students with applications and entrance exams for post-secondary education and vocational training and employment. Karen is an experienced case manager that creates success in our program by being committed to transformation and commitment to the success of our students. She is a graduate of UCLA and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.