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Breanna Madison- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Staff Member Of The Year

 December 9, 2020

Breanna Madison Breanna believes community engagement is an important way to enact change and the work of Camp ANV is reflective of that. Breanna was a camp counselor for CAMP ANV’s first virtual summer program and is currently a counselor for the after school program. Her position entails tutoring the elementary students and assisting with … Continue reading Breanna Madison- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Staff Member Of The Year




Remi & Angela Bereola- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Camp Parent Of the Year

 

Remi & Angela Bereola Remi & Angela Bereola are the proud parents of Adanya (9) and Kaden (7) Bereola. As a family, they enjoy travel, learning, spending time in nature, playing games, and enjoying music. The kids love biking, making and discovery, creating arts and crafts, singing and dancing, and playing retro video games. The … Continue reading Remi & Angela Bereola- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Camp Parent Of the Year




Rachel Ruiz- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Intern of the Year

 

Rachel Ruiz Rachel is a happy and proud first generation Peruana who was raised in Long Beach, California. Growing up, she quickly began to realize the power and knowledge that exists within families and communities. With this, came an understanding that there is a prominent struggle that exists in accessing and achieving food and health. While … Continue reading Rachel Ruiz- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Intern of the Year




Debrah R. Giles- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Foundation Of The Year

 

DEBRAH R. GILES Debrah Giles is a philanthropic and non-profit management professional that serves as a Senior Program Officer for the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, CA.  She specializes in supporting initiatives with in EBCF that foster education and youth development.  In her role, she serves as the Senior Program Officer for The Clorox … Continue reading Debrah R. Giles- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Foundation Of The Year




Tony “Chicago” Bennett- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Volunteer Of The Year

 

Tony “Chicago” Bennett Tony “Chicago” Bennett was born and raised in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.  He came to California in 1989 for the Navy and was stationed in Oakland for 9 years.  Although Chicago is new to agriculture and farming he is a valuable part of the BeetBox team and community for the past … Continue reading Tony “Chicago” Bennett- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Volunteer Of The Year




Althea Raiford- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Donor Of The Year

 

Althea Raiford Althea Raiford is a 20 year Navy veteran, farmer, sister, friend and list goes on.  She presently works as Physical Security Specialist (think cameras and security systems) for the federal government, prior to this she was Police Officer for over 10 years.  Her and her brother, Matthew Raiford are 6th generation farmers in … Continue reading Althea Raiford- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Donor Of The Year




Mandela Grocery Cooperative- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Partner Of The Year

 

Mandela Grocery Coop Unlike conventional supermarkets and grocery stores, Mandela is operated, centrally governed, and democratically controlled by our worker-owners. Our structure and operations are guided by cooperative principles and a strong community centered mission.




Kirin Basra- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Board Member of the Year

 

Kirin Basra Kirin is a passionate and experienced Food Scientist with a demonstrated history of developing and commercializing nutritious products by combining creativity, culinary arts, and food technology to meet consumers dietary needs.  Kirin has worked in research and development roles with large corporations and independent entrepreneurs in multiple food categories — dairy beverages/powders, fermented … Continue reading Kirin Basra- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Board Member of the Year




Nichelle Rachal- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Foundation Representative of the Year

 

Nichelle Rachal Senior Manager, Community Relations, The Clorox Company Nichelle Rachal is currently the Senior Manager, Community Relations for The Clorox Company.  She has experience in various industries including work in nonprofit, education, and financial services.  Nichelle began her career as an educator, recruiting students for both independent schools and nationally recognized nonprofit organization, Prep … Continue reading Nichelle Rachal- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Foundation Representative of the Year




Phat Beets CSA Program is Becoming ANV’s BeetBox CSA (Letter)

 August 11, 2020

        August 11,  2020 Dear Phat Beets Community, We thank you for your support of the Beet Box CSA, and want to give our community an update on the future of the Beet Box.  Since 2011, you have supported so many of our programs, farmers and communities, with your donations, purchases, and … Continue reading Phat Beets CSA Program is Becoming ANV’s BeetBox CSA (Letter)