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About us

35+ Years of Experience

Since 1987, we’ve been working with the disfranchised and marginalized to build strong communities.

Our mission is to partner with underrepresented communities to build healthy, sustainable, and equitable neighborhoods. Through education, counseling, housing development, empowerment, and advocacy, we make communities feel like home.

Our vision can be summed up in three words, SAFE SECURE SUSTAIN.

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Celebrating more than 35 years of turning homeownership dreams into reality.

Founded, in 1987, as Sacramento Neighborhood Housing, by a small group of residents who wanted to improve their distressed neighborhood; our organization has been a landmark in the Sacramento area for over 35 years.

 

We are now known as, NeighborWorks Sacramento. Our vision of service and strong healthy communities, is as vibrant and alive today, as it was in 1987.

 

Our mission is to partner with underrepresented communities to build healthy, sustainable, and equitable neighborhoods. Through education, counseling, housing development, empowerment, and advocacy.

2022 VISION

Meet Our Board of Directors

John Ojo

President

JOHN OJO
PRESIDENT

“The reason I joined NeighborWorks is simple; as a realtor, I see how the “American Dream” of homeownership can transform one’s identity. I truly believe that if people are shown a better way, than that would impact their actions and decisions, causing a ripple effect in the lives of their families and their neighborhoods.
The mission of NeighborWorks Sacramento, aligns with my personal mission; to serve, to educate, and to partner with dynamic organizations and institutions, to build healthy, diverse and sustainable communities for all. If you have identified an issue-need and do not take action, are you apart of the problem or solution? My goal in life, is to always rise to a level that requires me to be apart of the solution.”

Donna Huckleberry

Governance Chair

DONNA HUCKLEBERRY
GOVERNANCE CHAIR

“NeighborWorks Sacramento is a terrific resource to reach the communities of color. I believe access is key. I am honored to help educate disenfranchised community members with NeighborWorks Sacramento programs so they are better prepared to reach homeownership & change the research trend.”

Fred Quinn

Board Member

FRED QUINN
BOARD MEMBER

“Know a little bit about a lot and you will do fine in life!”, one of my mother’s favorite life lessons that has be engrained within me since I was a young child. NeighborWorks’s mission is who I am personally. My 25 years of relationship building both internally and externally while at PG&E are beneficial resources. My goal is simply to be a part of the solution, not the problem."

Debra Winstead

Vice President

DEBRA WINSTEAD
VICE PRESIDENT

“Being in the mortgage business for the past 35 years specializing in Home Ownership it gives me great pleasure to provide my expertise and skill set to NeighborWorks Sacramento. I have found NeighborWorks to continue to move with our changing environment and find ways to support our local Communities as to why it’s important for me to stay involved with the center.”

Meagan Svendsen

Secretary

MEAGAN SVENDSEN
SECRETARY

"I bring my passion for marketing, development and construction along with my 20 years of industry experience, to the mission and vision of NeighborWorks Sacramento. I am honored to be a part of the ever-changing landscape and solutions this dynamic organization is developing. I take great pride in building trust and long-standing relationships, just as NWS has done for 35 years."

Alisha Daniels-Duckworth

Treasurer

ALISHA DANIELS-DUCKWORTH
TREASURER

I moved to the Sacramento area in the 1990s because it was clear then that home ownership was out of reach in the burgeoning Silicon Valley where I was raised.

This move was critical in my personal timeline because it set me on the path to graduate from CSUS and become both a homeowner and a business owner. These steps put me and my children on the path to building and sharing generational wealth.

It’s my hope to steward NeighborWorks in creating and sustaining stories like mine for members of underserved communities throughout Sacramento.

Dr. Tera Reynolds

Board Member

TERA REYNOLDS
BOARD MEMBER

"I am intrinsically passionate about the connectivity between education and home ownership. It is my mission to be a part of the solution in bridging the gap between those who feel incapable of being a homeowner based on being burdened with student loans and those such as NeighborWorks Sacramento who are at the forefront of ensuring housing sustainability for all."

John Ojo

President

JOHN OJO
PRESIDENT

“The reason I joined NeighborWorks is simple; as a realtor, I see how the “American Dream” of homeownership can transform one’s identity. I truly believe that if people are shown a better way, than that would impact their actions and decisions, causing a ripple effect in the lives of their families and their neighborhoods.
The mission of NeighborWorks Sacramento, aligns with my personal mission; to serve, to educate, and to partner with dynamic organizations and institutions, to build healthy, diverse and sustainable communities for all. If you have identified an issue-need and do not take action, are you apart of the problem or solution? My goal in life, is to always rise to a level that requires me to be apart of the solution.”

Debra Winstead

Vice President

DEBRA WINSTEAD
VICE PRESIDENT

“Being in the mortgage business for the past 35 years specializing in Home Ownership it gives me great pleasure to provide my expertise and skill set to NeighborWorks Sacramento. I have found NeighborWorks to continue to move with our changing environment and find ways to support our local Communities as to why it’s important for me to stay involved with the center.”

Alisha Daniels-Duckworth

Treasurer

ALISHA DANIELS-DUCKWORTH
TREASURER

"I moved to the Sacramento area in the 1990s because it was clear then that home ownership was out of reach in the burgeoning Silicon Valley where I was raised.

This move was critical in my personal timeline because it set me on the path to graduate from CSUS and become both a homeowner and a business owner. These steps put me and my children on the path to building and sharing generational wealth.

It’s my hope to steward NeighborWorks in creating and sustaining stories like mine for members of underserved communities throughout Sacramento."

Meagan Svendsen

Secretary

MEAGAN SVENDSEN
SECRETARY

"I bring my passion for marketing, development and construction along with my 20 years of industry experience, to the mission and vision of NeighborWorks Sacramento. I am honored to be a part of the ever-changing landscape and solutions this dynamic organization is developing. I take great pride in building trust and long-standing relationships, just as NWS has done for 35 years."

Donna Huckleberry

Governance Chair

DONNA HUCKLEBERRY
GOVERNANCE CHAIR

“NeighborWorks Sacramento is a terrific resource to reach the communities of color. I believe access is key. I am honored to help educate disenfranchised community members with NeighborWorks Sacramento programs so they are better prepared to reach homeownership & change the research trend.”

Dr. Tera Reynolds

Board Member

TERA REYNOLDS
BOARD MEMBER

"I am intrinsically passionate about the connectivity between education and home ownership. It is my mission to be a part of the solution in bridging the gap between those who feel incapable of being a homeowner based on being burdened with student loans and those such as NeighborWorks Sacramento who are at the forefront of ensuring housing sustainability for all."

Fred Quinn

Board Member

FRED QUINN
BOARD MEMBER

“Know a little bit about a lot and you will do fine in life!”, one of my mother’s favorite life lessons that has be engrained within me since I was a young child. NeighborWorks’s mission is who I am personally. My 25 years of relationship building both internally and externally while at PG&E are beneficial resources. My goal is simply to be a part of the solution, not the problem."

Our Financials

NeighborWorks® Sacramento provides careful stewardship to our resources and demonstrates integrity in all that we do. We uphold our mission with the trust of our staff, board, donors, volunteers, recipients and partners.