Meet The Colleagues
Get To Know Our Colleagues
The Krista Foundation accompanies young adults before, during and for years after volunteer service, helping them transform their service experiences into lives of service leadership.
Search the Colleagues for stories of joy, challenge, and deep learning. Use the search bar on the right to look for a specific Colleague, year, organization, or field of service work. Or scroll to the bottom to read about the newest class of Colleagues in the field.
Featured Field: Social Work
At Nativity House, I shared in daily life with the street and homeless community of Tacoma, WA. I helped provide clothing, shelter, food, companionship, and dignity to all the guests who entered through the doors. With the help of a Krista Foundation Grant, I was able to start a street newspaper program with dedicated members of the homeless community to offer a desperately needed voice to homeless citizens in the city.
Making An Impact
Nikkita connected with Seattle's Rainier Valley as a volunteer tutor during her freshman year of college. Now she directs the center where she volunteered, with development programs in tutoring, camps, and holistic leadership development for urban youth.
Click here to meet Nikkita.
Smithosh grew up in rural India. He is part of a L'Arche community in Tacoma, Washington serving as a care partner for adults with developmental disabilities. Read how he will use his grant to help develop young adults to value service back in his home community.
Click here to meet Smithosh.
Inspired by the popularity of electric bikes in China, and impassioned by work with at-risk youth in Walla Walla, Charter Colleague Wakefield Gregg created a business plan. Read how Wake's service experience and meaningful grant use change the way he will do business.
Click here to meet Wakefield.
Congratulations to the 2017 Colleagues!
Click here to browse 2017 colleague bios.