Interns & Lead Volunteers
Resource and Healing Advocate - Intern
Angelika is a proud Detroit native, and has worked in education and social service spaces for over 10 years, 5 of them specifically with LGBTQ+ youth impacted by the foster care and juvenile justice systems, amongst others. She is joining the YEPP team as a Resource and Healing Advocate!- a role that collaborates with YEPP participants and community members to mobilize around their rights to housing, food, and other resources needed for safety and well-being.
Angelika is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Chicago and attended performing arts schools prior to that with an emphasis on photography and music. As someone who grew up around a significant amount of community violence, Angelika has found much joy in learning new ways to calm the parasympathetic nervous system. She believes that expressive art is a great way to do this, but also enjoys taking a portable hammock to different parts of the lake when weather permits or reading a book alongside her dog Miko and cat Zazu.
Accounting Supervisor - Lead Volunteer
Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Iowa where she met her wonderful husband. A proud mother of two, Lisa has dedicated her life to helping others. Lisa is a part of the Operations Management Team at YEPP, performing as the Accounting Supervisor. Her responsibilities include logistic and operational needs, processing of timecards, bookkeeping, and coordinating interviews for potential Board Members.
She has had a wealth of experience through volunteering with a multitude of organizations such as Project Linus, senior living facilities, and many youth organizations. Through her work, she has found a love for giving back and lending a supportive hand whenever possible. Outside of work, Lisa has a lifelong love of the arts which include 20 years of dance experience and 50+ years of creative expression. Her background in both supporting those in need and the arts ultimately drew her to YEPP.