Mentor Spotlight

We are so excited to let you know we have selected an intern, Tatiana R., a senior student at CSUN to be our mentor and tutor for this upcoming school year. TatianaTatiana is a Sociology major with an emphasis in Social Welfare. She will be working with a handful of children who are in need of extra homework assistance and extracurricular activities. Stay tuned to hear about how she is helping our Foundation and supporting the families we serve! WELCOME Tatiana!


RoxyAngela (Large)It is such a pleasure to write about our most recent mentor Angela S. who is currently volunteering and tutoring some of the children we work with who need extra help.  She approached me a few months ago and expressed her interest in helping those who need some extra special attention along with homework assistance.  Angela is the daughter of two parents who have been in our program since 1995. We have known her since she was born.  Angela understands what it’s like to have parents with a developmental disability and the challenges that come along with that.

Angela shares her experience. “I am enjoying this experience because it makes me happy to see the kids progress in the little time that I have been doing this. When I see that they are enjoying the time I am spending with them, it helps me feel like I am making a difference in their lives.”

Currently, Angela is going to UCLA and is graduating this June 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  She plans to go into teaching.  We are so proud of her and are thrilled to have her be part of our program!



Gabby is a senior at California State University Northridge.  She has    been a mentor for our Foundation since Summer 2014. With almost one year of mentoring children and attending group activities, she shares her experience.

“Interning at Childbirth Connection Foundation was a great experience for me because I was able to get hands on experience when working with the children and their families. Visiting the children at their homes was a great experience because I was able to see the environment in which they were living. You are able to get a different perspective about the individual when you visit them at their homes. I served as a mentor and a role model for these children and as time passed I was able to learn so much about them. I was able to see their strengths, their likes, dislikes and their goals. I was able to spend one on one time with these children helping them with homework assignments, reading, playing games and also fun activities. Many of the kids in the agency need positive attention in their lives. I believe that as a mentor I was able to play a great part in their lives because simply hanging out with them would let them know that they had someone who cares. ”

Gabby is accepted to the Master of Social Work program at California State University Northridge and will start this Fall. Good luck Gabby!


Mentor Update-Janet

April 13, 2012

Tweet Janet continues to mentor Laura who is now 13, transitioning into her teens, facing changes that come with that part of her life. Laura’s Grandmother says “since spending time with Janet, Laura’s interests have expanded in many areas. This exposure opens up so many possibilities for Laura’s future”. Laura still loves her hip hop […]

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Mentor Spotlight-Brenda

November 11, 2011

Tweet Brenda is a senior at California State University Northridge majoring is Sociology with an emphasis in Social Welfare. She plans on getting her Masters in Social Work. Here is what Brenda shares about her volunteer work: “I am currently interning at Childbirth Connection Foundation and working with so many wonderful people has truly been a […]

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Mentor Spotlight – Janet

September 28, 2009

Tweet Janet has been a mentor with Childbirth Connection Foundation since November of 2008.  This is Janet’s first time mentoring, and although she has no children of her own she loves spending time with kids.  Since November, she has been meeting monthly with Laura, a sweet, soft-spoken 11 year old.    Janet has taken Laura on […]

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