Program Coordinator – Program 16
Chaznae Walker has served as a Program Coordinator for Programs 16 and 17 in Inglewood since 2006, when the Dreamers were sponsored in the first grade. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Whittier College in 2006. Like her Dreamers, Chaznae grew up in Inglewood and resides there today. Her personal history with the city allows her to connect with her Dreamers and inspire them to overcome obstacles. Chaznae cares for her Dreamers as if they were her own children and works diligently to ensure they have support in accomplishing their goals. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family. Chaznae is very happily married to her husband Raymond, who is her college basketball sweetheart. In the summer of 2015, Chaznae and Raymond’s first child, Skylar Grace Walker, was born, and in spring 2017, their second child, Madisyn Lena Walker was born. They’re currently enjoying the early stages of parenthood.
Program Coordinator – Program 17
Michel’le Owens is a Program Coordinator for Program 17. She was formerly the Program Assistant for Program 19 in Boyle Heights. She has been working with children for over eight years and enjoys being a part of the Dreamers’ lives. She is a student at California State University Los Angeles and is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders. She is passionate about the Dreamers’ academic success and assists in the after-school program by tutoring and conducting enrichment activities that support the Dreamers’ social and emotional development. She is dedicated to helping children succeed in life, which makes working with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles an amazing experience. Michel’le is excited to bring the knowledge and experiences she gained from prior programming into Program 17. She looks forward to seeing the Dreamers grow academically, emotionally, and socially and is happy to be starting with them from such a young age.
Program Assistant – Program 16 & 17
Erik Sanchez has served as a Program Assistant for Program 16 and 17 in Inglewood since December of 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development and Family Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in 2015. Like the Dreamers he supports, Erik grew up in Inglewood and currently resides there. He is a driven individual who is motivated to give back to the community he knows and loves. He is in the process of obtaining his Master of Science in Counseling from CSULB in hopes of helping youth learn important life skills, such as college and career readiness.