THE REAL DEAL
What we're up to
As a native Angeleno, Marina has witnessed the drastic changes in the persons/families that now make up the homeless in the city of Los Angeles over the last 30 years. She holds a strong belief that the homeless cycle can be ended (or at least stymied) by way of early childhood education, affordable housing solutions, and access to self-improvement techniques (instead of self-medicating). Marina aims to invest in commercial properties/rehab projects to make them habitable for our most vulnerable populations within the next few years and is actively building relationships with various city entities to make this a reality. She follows companies like CommonBond Communities and seeks to create similar partnerships on the West Coast.
In the meantime, Marina currently serves on the board for Step Up Ventura, a local non-profit that provides childcare/therapeutic services to homeless children, infant to age 5, within integrated daycare/preschool sites to get them kindergarten ready and set-up for academic success.
Marina also mentors residents at a local transitional living home to help support them on their journey to becoming fully self-sufficient and permanently housed.