The Mission of Project Girl Mentoring Program is to foster the advancement of young women of color to make positive life choices and to maximize their authentic potential.


Project Girl Mentoring Program is committed to creating change and building the voices of young women of color. We envisions a community in which every young woman is empowered to make informed decisions, establish healthy relationships and be self-sufficient. Through mentorship, we nurture her goals, aspirations and ambitions. We encourage her to flourish into her full potential.


Ambition  Authenticity

Character Community

Diversity Empowerment

Resilience Respect


Cara Nguyen

Cara is the Sustainability Impact Intern at Kay Tita and is specifically involved with its Impact Bioenergy program. She is currently a first year student at Seattle University studying Economics and is involved in several organizations on campus where she hopes to foster community and fight for social justice. She has been heavily involved in youth leadership programs through her connection to the Rotary family. Originally from Rotary District 5170 in the Bay Area, California, she has served as the Lieutenant Governor and Area Director for her Interact district, allowing her to attend RYLA and two Rotary International Conventions. In the future she hopes to explore the connections between media communications and international economic development.


Srirup Kumar, MBA

Srirup leads Impact Bioenergy in the areas of Education, Community Supported Biocycling (CSB), Operations and Partnerships. He is a 2015 graduate of Presidio Graduate School (formerly Pinchot University) where he received his MBA in Sustainable Business and a certification in Sustainable Energy Solutions. During his graduate studies he served as a due diligence project manager for Element 8 cleantech investors. He sits on the advisory board of a zerowaste NGO. Srirup has more than a decade of technology development and implementation across public, private and non-profit sectors. Before earning his MBA, he graduated from Boston University with a BS degree in Business Administration and MIS.

May 9, 2017: David Lukov

Life and Laughter in the Cemetery David Lukov, from Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Mt Vernon, will lead an entertaining and enjoyable presentation that will look at different ways people have been memorialized in cemeteries throughout the world. We will see some interesting headstones and epitaphs as well as fascinating structures. While some find […]

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May 2, 2017: Henry Nielsen Educational Achievement Awards

Join us as we award 7 new scholarships to outstanding students from the Seattle area.

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April 25, 2017: Jane Duggan, “The Gift of Stories” Heart and Heritage Productions

The Gift of Stories Today, it’s not uncommon to have a will to pass down our material belongings. But what about also passing down our stories to those we love? Legacy projects document our history, life lessons, and stories in an intentional way for our family and community. Learn about legacy projects and their impact […]

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April 18, 2017: Gem Munro, Amarok Society

Gem Munro has devoted his life and career to improving educational opportunities for disadvantage people across Canada and abroad. Pursuit of this objective carried him into residence in unfortunate communities across most of Canada, before carrying him overseas. He is presently a Director of Amarok Society, a registered Canadian charity that provides education programmes to the […]

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April 11, 2017: Alexander Garrard, “Poison Help, A Phone Call Away”

Dr. Alexander Garrard received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia. After working in the community, Dr. Garrard pursued a post-graduate two-year clinical toxicology/emergency medicine fellowship with the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Garrard achieved the status of Diplomate of the American […]

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April 4, 2017: Carl Myers, Founder and CEO, Switch Healthcare

Dr. Myers’ career has been split between the community practice of medical oncology and managing the business side of healthcare in the C-Suites of HMO’s, medical groups, and hospitals. Dr. Myers’ deep concern about healthcare resulted in his founding Switch Healthcare in 2014. The impetus was threefold: 1. Healthcare costs have been rising at twice […]

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March 28, 2017: Kent Koth, SU Center for Community Engagement

Founding Director of the Seattle University Center for Community Engagement. In this position, he has overseen a rapid expansion of campus-community partnerships that have received national recognition. Since 2009, he has also directed the Seattle University Youth Initiative, a long-term commitment by Seattle University faculty, staff and students from all disciplines to join with parents, […]

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March 21, 2017: Rajiv McCoy and Aaron Wolf, Genomics

Rajiv McCoy is a postdoctoral fellow in Josh Akey’s lab in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. He received his PhD in biology from Stanford University in 2015, with dissertation work focused on understanding the causes of chromosome abnormalities in human embryos. Rajiv’s research leverages statistical and computational approaches to address […]

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