Randa Street, a resident of the Lakewood community in Charlotte, N.C., was first introduced to the Three Principles in 2011, three months after having been homeless for a year. She – a single parent – participated in a four-week parenting class in her neighborhood, presented by the National Community Resiliency Project of CSC. The understanding she received had an immediate and profound effect on the relationship she had going forward with her twin daughters.
Randa has attended and actively participated in several other Three Principles presentations both in Lakewood and at her daughters' nearby school. Over the years, Randa has attended three CSC retreats -- one in North Carolina and two in California.
Following her wisdom over the past five years, she has found financial independence and initiated her post-high school education. With the goal of completing both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees, she is on track to soon receive her Associate of Arts degree from Central Piedmont Community College.
Randa has worked for the past 11 years in medical billing, the last six years servicing mental health service providers. She is currently contemplating how she might arrange for the accounts she handles to be introduced to the Three Principles.
Oscar Wolters-Duran joined the CSC Board of Directors in 2012 after attending two inspiring Center retreats. He has fifteen years' experience in youth development and out-of-school time programming, starting as a teacher, and most recently serving as the Executive Director of UC Berkeley's Young Entrepreneurs at Haas. In 2005 he founded Blue Thistle Consulting, which has a special focus on project-based learning, restorative justice, and authentic family engagement.
Oscar currently provides training, facilitation and coaching for a wide variety of school and after-school clients. He also practices the Brazilian art of Capoeira and is the author of "Marina's Capoeira Countdown," narrating the experiences of his children in overcoming limitations through perseverance.