Donation Centers

SANTA CLARITA: 23310 Cinema Dr #105, Valencia, CA 91355

Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-5pm

 

CRENSHAW: 4267 Crensaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Hours: Weekdays 9am-7pm

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MEET THE

TEAM

Cassidy Bensko

Co-Director

I'm a debater, an activist, and an aspiring global citizen. I care deeply about my dog, sourdough bread, my local and my global community. I strive to be a voice for others and live by the quote "Remember that consciousness is power...Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.” - Yuri Kochiyama  

Kait Wilson

Director

I'm a passionate humanitarian with empathy overload, which inspires me to help as many people as I can. Between reading books about climate change and scrounging up any money I have to give to homeless people who need it, I'm driven by an unwavering desire to fight for the equality of marginalized people.

Patience Thomas

VOLUNTEERS

“I am an aspiring Civil Rights Attorney. I am an intelligent young lady and am inspired by both my mother and Political Commentator, Angela Rye. I enjoy listening to music, admiring art, and spending time with my family.”

Jake Gallardo

"I have a knack for design. I am an aspiring creator who jumps at any chance to help reform Awesometown, aka Santa Clarita."

Nicole Hong, Photographer

"I am a sophomore in college, interested and invested in the art of chemistry, and I love taking photos and being impatient! I always need something to do with my hands. "

Shantanu Jhaveri, Photographer

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Chika Winston

"When I am not learning languages on Duolingo or jamming out at random concerts, you can find me debating at the next Model UN competition, or writing my latest journalism piece. I strive to become a storyteller who sparks conversations about everything from plastic waste to who the rightful heir of airplane armrests is."

Brenda Kim

"I want to become someone who can make a lasting impact on other people’s lives. I would like to find a career in medicine because I am eager to help people."

Denise Kim

"I aim to live a benevolent life filled with compassion and giving my time to others to enrich their quality of life. I am always looking for more opportunities to learn and grow as a person because the more I have in my pockets, the more I have to offer to others."

Emma Petit

Joelle Min

 "I’m passionate about helping out my community in any way I can. I like photography, I’m the co-chief of yearbook at my school, and I’m president of a recycling club."

"I aspire to become a representative for AAPI women in policy making and world affairs. I love to read politically censored books and debate. I am continually inspired by the activated community of friends that surround me!"

Stella Monroe

Turner Wecks 

Makayla Vicente

Makayla Vicente

"I want to be a fashion designer. I love sewing and creating new pieces, and I’m very interested in finding sustainable ways to do so."

"I recently learned about the severity of the homeless problem in Santa Clarita, and wanted to provide people with the support and encouragement they needed through The Oasis."

"I want my actions to represent the good in humanity. Hopefully, by working along side others with the same intent, we can achieve a community that’s not shamed in future history books."

Erin Kim

Emma Knight

Ethan Balgemino

"I may be shy but aspire to be as bold and confident as my other peers through the use my hard work ethics."

“I am a compassionate person who strives to see the best in everyone and everything. In my free time, I love to learn and make music. The kindness and drive of the people of Global Prep Academy inspire me to be the best that I can be and help others.”

"I’m a world citizen, a big brother, and a content creator. I aspire to make sure everyone feels included in society."

Rachel Oh

Candace Lee

Evan Diaz

"People often say that I come off as intimidating, because of my RBF. But really, I'm an introverted and empathetic person who’s passionate about issues that are often overlooked such as the overpopulation of domestic animals in shelters."

"I like creative ways of combatting climate change, and that’s a reason I look up to people like Bjarke Ingels- the world-renowned architect who designs buildings with an element of sustainability. I want to lessen the damage humans have done to the earth because I know that in the end that’s what will help us most."

 "I’m simply hoping to make a positive impact in every possible aspect of my life. With inspiration from engineers focused on sustainability, I hope to use this passion in the field of architecture throughout the course of my life."

Angelene Estiandan

Zoe Monterola

Owen Hand

 “I’m 1 part creative thinker, 2 parts adventurer, and 1 part candy crush enthusiast.”

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"Just trying to do as much good as possible¯\_(ツ)_/¯."

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Myles Shin

Abby Chen

Anirudh Reddy

"I want to be able to make a lasting impact on my community and be able to motivate those around me. The Oasis was a great opportunity for me to do just that and it was life-changing."

"I aspire to leave a lasting impact on the world through means of art and entertainment. I’m inspired by the people around me and the experiences that I collect. The Oasis was not only an amazing opportunity to hear life changing stories and give back to the community, but it opened my eyes to problems in my community that I hope to tackle in the future."

"I am a creative and quiet person who is good working with my hands, which is why I want to become a neurosurgeon. I like to play basketball and sketch landscapes. "

Julian Wilson

Jack Wilson

Jessica Victorio, Translator

"I’m a musician, artist, student, and jokester. I aspire to go into the medical field and help people overcome their obstacles in that regard. I am also deeply rooted in politics and have a passion for helping shape the future of the world for the better."

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"I am a determined person who accomplishes what I put my mind to. I spend almost all my time playing soccer & keeping up with school. However, anytime I have left over I spend helping whoever I can, whether it be friends or total strangers."

Gabi Celi

Megan Kim

Jackie Victorio, Translator

"I have a passion for caring for people and making an impact in their lives. I want to pursue a career in healthcare because I’m inspired by the difference healthcare providers make in their patient’s lives."

"My favorite subjects are computer science and art. I want to be a game designer. I'm a minimalist and I have a lot of passions, the main one being my art. My biggest inspiration is my mom."

"I am a passionate and caring person who enjoys to give my time to people who need it. I spend my time playing soccer and trying to manage my time with school, but when I can I do my best to help people in need."

Joel, Co-Founder

I'm a storyteller and a huge duct tape enthusiast. I've made videos for seven years and have come to love it more and more. I make subs, run and am a producer at WRTV. 

Max, Co-Founder

I'm a creator, designer, athlete and professional food lover. I play for West Ranch's D1 Volleyball team, lead WRTV and can be found in virtually any Mexican restaurant. 

Jay, Co-Founder

I'm a proud Korean, designer and activist. I've made my own clothing brand, am constantly charting unknown territories, and know LA like the back of my hand. 

Cassidy, Co-President

I'm an activist and a nature lover. I found non-profits and enjoy camping as much as I do protesting. I care deeply about my dog, my local and my global community.

Christa, Head Project Manager

 I (proudly) hail from Ghana, I've travelled to 8 different countries, and I can't get over how good Khalid sounds. I found and develop projects for teenagers and will take every possible opportunity to eat sushi.

Kayla, Project Manager

I only have three sisters but my family is much bigger than that. From leading my ASB family to working alongside my GPA family; I love people almost as much as I hate math. 

Alex, Project Manager

I'm just a guy who loves playing Super Smash Bros (Ultimate or Brawl), constantly listening to Lil Uzi Vert, and am always cooking the absolute best quesadillas in Santa Clarita.

Shantanu, Photographer

I'm a kid who's a creator, a "try-hard," someone who goes to deep in the minutiae of the facts, the rhetoric of language, and loves his backpack and bike. I fill negative space, and like to write in all caps. 

Kaitlin, Co-President

I'm a coffee enthusiast, self-confessed bad driver and a passionate humanitarian. Between rewatching the Office, I'm constantly driven by an unwavering desire to fight for equality

Kayla, Project Manager

I only have three sisters but my family is much bigger than that. From leading my ASB family to working alongside my GPA family; I love people almost as much as I hate math. 

Alex, Project Manager

I'm just a guy who loves playing Super Smash Bros (Ultimate or Brawl), constantly listening to Lil Uzi Vert, and am always cooking the absolute best quesadillas in Santa Clarita.

Shantanu, Photographer

I'm a kid who's a creator, a "try-hard," someone who goes to deep in the minutiae of the facts, the rhetoric of language, and loves his backpack and bike. I fill negative space, and like to write in all caps. 

Carlos Gutierrez

Hannah Park

Brett Borden

VOLUNTEERS

Maya Jackson

Madison Vincent

Andi Carstensen

Angelene Estiandan

Emma Petit

Joshua Lee

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