More than 30 years ago, my family came to this country as refugees. At the age of six, I spoke no word of English and neither did my parents. I would have never imagined myself doing the work that I do now. Having grown up in a large family and close-knit community has taught me that collaboration is key to achieving a common goal no matter how big or small.
Sometimes it’s the journey that matters. Together, we can do so much more whether it is building up the next generation of leaders or advocating for policy changes to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
I am excited to join the Everyday Impact Consulting team as we have now expanded to the Central Valley. In my new role as senior consultant, I am thrilled that I will be anchored in my hometown of Fresno. This expansion enables me to stay grounded in my community and continue to take part in the movement building taking place with the leadership of residents, youth, and organizations to improve this beautiful region.
I look forward to the everyday opportunities to work alongside our communities as a thought partner, ally, advocate, and collaborator. Each day offers each and every one of us one more chance to make a difference. Let’s make a difference together.
~ MaiKa Yang, Senior Consultant