STREETSMART4kids™ raises funds to support outstanding San Francisco programs that provide critical services for at-risk and homeless youth and young adults. San Francisco offers an exceptional food scene, and we are proud to partner with local restaurants and bars to raise funds and increase awareness about the experiences and needs of the most vulnerable among us via their management, staff and patrons.
We are an all-volunteer organization, with minimal expenses and no administrative fees. Every dollar that we collect stays in San Francisco and goes directly to programs at Huckleberry Youth Programs, La Casa de las Madres and Larkin Street Youth Services. These programs provide essential services and help to empower at-risk youth, offering paths to self-sufficiency and social inclusion.
For more information about our organization or to reach out regarding partnership opportunities, please email us at info@STREETSMART4kids.org.
Meet Our Board
Hanna Wolf (Board President) – Hanna has been interested in human rights issues since a young age and has volunteered for a variety of causes in her adult life. When she moved to San Francisco in 2012, she was shocked by the large number of homeless youth living in the city. Hanna joined the Streetsmart4Kids Board in 2014 to make a difference in the community that she now calls home. Hanna works for a small private investment firm in San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, sports, the outdoors, and spending quality time with friends and family. She holds a JD from William Mitchell College of Law and a BA degree from St. Cloud State University (Cum Laude).
Vivienne Virani (Board Secretary) – Vivienne is a community volunteer and activist, who joined the Board in 2010. She attended Pomona College and earned a Master’s Degree from UC Berkeley. Vivienne has served on the boards of several other Bay Area non-profits, including Peninsula Family Service. She is deeply concerned about the increasing numbers of homeless youth in San Francisco and works to support local programs that help them to exit street life and realize their dreams.
Kimberly Roche (Board Treasurer) – Kim moved to San Francisco in 2005. Originally from Boston, Kim has a deep love for traveling and has been to many impoverished countries around the world. Always left with a desire to do more to help make the world a better place, she has realized that there is no better place to start than in a city that she loves, San Francisco. Kim went to a Board Match Event in 2015 and was excited to find Streetsmart4Kids and explore ways to help the homeless in San Francisco. As her day job, Kim oversees finance and operations at an asset management firm.
Holly Huebel – Holly was born in Seattle, Washington, but she grew up in the Bay Area until age 9, when she moved to Southern California. She lived there until she went to college and graduated from the University of Arizona, after which she moved back to the Bay Area and has remained ever since. Over the years she has done a variety of volunteer work for Maitri, an aids hospice in the City. She is also on the local board of the University of Arizona, raising money for the scholarship fund. She has been on the Board of Streetsmart4Kids for 9 years and has participated in various events and fundraisers to bring more awareness to the homeless youth problem in the Bay. For a living, Holly is a travel agent that has been in the business for 40 years.
Meghan DeGroot – Meghan grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated summa cum laude with highest honors from The University of Georgia in 2006. Soon after graduation, she moved to San Francisco for work and is happy to call this great city home today. Meghan comes from a large family where community and public service are highly valued. She served as an officer for the Institute for Leadership Advancement, volunteered with New York Cares, and has worked with various non-profits in Atlanta over the years. She currently works in Palo Alto as a Portfolio Manager for an investment advisory firm and is currently a CFA Level II candidate. Homelessness is an issue in our community that cannot be ignored, and Meghan joined Streetsmart4Kids to explore solutions to help those in need.
Andy Sherman – Andy was born and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After living in Los Angeles for 8 years, he moved back to the Bay in 2014 with a desire to help make a difference in the community he grew up in. He went to a Board Match Event in 2015 and decided to join Streetsmart4Kids to help partner with local government and businesses to drive sustained improvements for the homeless youth in San Francisco. For a living, Andy directs the supply chain for a wearable communication device start up.
Mehul Patel – Mehul has resided in San Francisco since 2010 after living in the Monterey Bay Area for nearly 8 years. The move to San Francisco brought along a passion and inspiration to help those less fortunate and in need of a helping hand. The was eager to join Streetsmart4Kids to develop strong relationships with local government and businesses to foster sustained & continuous improvements for the homeless in San Francisco. As a proud employee of Pacific Gas & Electric, Mehul works in the Day Ahead Electric Operations team as part of the Energy Procurement group.
Tracy Oppenheimer – Tracy Oppenheimer is an investigative journalist in San Francisco. Currently at ABC7 News, she covers crime and corruption throughout the Bay Area. She wants to make a difference through both her work and personal life, and that’s why she’s committed to StreetSmart4Kids: because she believes that helping homeless youth is an unparalleled cause. She wants to help attack the systemic problems head on, which starts with raising money for the programs that do just that. She is awed everyday by San Francisco’s vibrant culture and beauty, and wants to do what she can to improve the quality of life for everyone.
Melissa Mielke – Melissa Mielke is an attorney practicing mass tort civil litigation in San Francisco, specializing in medical device and pharmaceutical litigation. When she moved into the Haight two years ago, she became acutely aware of the plight of the homeless youth in the city. She wanted to make a difference in the lives of this population and found StreetSmart4Kids to be to be the perfect opportunity to do so. By forging partnerships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities, Melissa strongly believes and is proud to be a part of StreetSmart4Kids, a wonderful organization committed to the betterment of the community she loves.