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A Partnership with Many Roles

While no single organization can address complex community issues, we believe that by working together we can affect the positive change needed in Redwood City and North Fair Oaks. In the 1990’s, as the new millennium approached, the collaborative began when the leaders in our community decided to tackle those complex issues differently with a unique vision of partnership and collaboration across sectors. Ever since, the model has been streamlined and strengthened – collaboration is the natural keystone of all our work now. Here’s a look at how our unique community collaborative fits together and the partners who have joined forces to improve the health and success of Redwood City and North Fair Oaks.

Redwood City 2020 Collaborative Roles:

  • Facilitate collaboration & partnership
  • Incubate projects
  • Spark innovation
  • Leverage resources and fund programs
  • Research & evaluate our work
  • Provide professional development

Our Core Partners’     Roles:

  • Provide representatives that serve on our governing boards (Leadership Council and Executive Team)
  • Provide vision and direction to help shape our work
  • Provide funding
  • All other relevant Affiliate Partner roles

Our Affiliate Partners’ Roles:

  • Provide direct services
  • Develop resources
  • Collect and share data
  • Collaborate and contribute

Our Friends of Redwood City 2020 Roles:

  • Provide financial contributions
  • Provide in-kind services or goods
  • Offer volunteer time
  • Provide technical assistance

Redwood City 2020 Staff

Elisa Guizar Chavez

Collective Impact Coordinator

Redwood City Together is pleased to welcome Elisa Guizar Chavez into the team as the our Collective Impact Coordinator. She brings in her past experiences working in the community and…

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Nicole Prieto Macias

Communications & Operations Specialist

Having grown up in Redwood City, Nicole is excited to be giving back to her community through her work in Redwood City 2020. Nicole graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree…

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John Crowell

Program Manager

John Crowell brings robust leadership and project management experience to his role of Program Manager for Redwood City 2020.  Before joining Redwood City 2020, John had a long and successful…

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Rafael Avendaño

Executive Director

Rafael Avendaño is the Executive Director of Redwood City 2020. Rafael has over a decade of experience in nonprofit management and has served on councils and boards the past 6…

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Michael Solorio

Shinnyo Community Impact Fellow

Michael Solorio is a recent graduate from Stanford University with a degree in Materials Science & Engineering. He is very passionate to empower local community members and provide opportunities for…

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Redwood City 2020 Core Partners

Redwood City 2020 Affiliate Partners

Health, Wellness, & Safety

  • Caroline Bauhaus
  • Chris Beth
  • Pat Brown
  • Children’s Cardiology of the Bay Area
  • Teri Chin
  • Susan Clark
  • Carrie Du Bois
  • Friends for Youth
  • Beth and Gary Goddard
  • Yael Goshen
  • Lauri Karzen
  • Deanna La Croix
  • Sarah La Torra
  • Alisa MacAvoy
  • Jamillah Moore
  • Hilary Paulson
  • Recology San Mateo County
  • Alan Sarver
  • Jerry Shefren
  • S.M. Vonderlinden
  • Stacey Wagner
  • Timothy Wong
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