Since 1998 Shawna Smith has worked with Taller San Jose Hope Builders to advance the lives of thousands of young men and women marginalized by the conditions of barrios into which they were born. Throughout her tenure at Hope Builders Shawna has lead the development of numerous strategic initiatives including the launch of the construction training program which was integral to the development of the organization s existing model of workforce training. In 2005 Shawna was promoted to Associate Director and in 2008 she took over the executive leadership reins successfully managing the transition of the organization s founding director. Under Shawna s leadership Hope Builders continues to thrive.
Hope of productive and self reliant future.