San Diego, CA

About Me

This space highlights my journey as a "professional connector". In all I do, I strive to build up the community that I am in with compassion, advocacy, and innovation. 

Below you will see linked information about my community-organizing roles, articles featuring projects that I have led, and ways to, of course, CONNECT!

Working with Community: Community-Organizing Roles

Vista, California

Featured Articles

These articles showcase the various community-based projects that I have been a part of along with the various partnerships I've created with schools, volunteers, and community-groups.

Spring Innovation Challenge Speaker Series | Innovation Hub | CSUSM

The Spring Innovation Challenge Speaker Series will consist of both internal and external speakers that will present on the topic of food insecurity and homelessness. In addition to discussing thier particular organization and available resources, they will be identifying current challenges that the organization or populations are experiencing that need innovative solutions. All presentations will be from 12:00-1:00 pm. via Zoom. Click on the upcoming dates to RSVP or past dates to view the reco

Increasing Options for Homeless Youth Discussed at Sept. 5 Collaborative Meeting | Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland

September 5, 2019–Guest speaker for the September meeting of the North County San Diego Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative was Charity Brant of the YMCA. She is YMCA Outreach Coordinator and YMCA’s TAY Academy Coordinator. “TAY” stands for Transition Age Youth — youth ages 12-25, who face barriers to success in adulthood, including homelessness, abuse, and more. They are runaways, foster kids or were kicked out of their homes. About 40% are LGBTQ. They are prime targets of sex traffickers. Ms

Search for the hidden homeless

Despite efforts to count every homeless person in or out of a shelter each year, one population has remained elusive. Homeless youths aren’t likely to be in shelters and are not easily spotted on the street. Even outreach workers who routinely come in contact with them say young people on the street are wary of strangers with clipboards asking personal questions, making it much harder to include them in surveys. “They don’t go to the same places as other homeless individuals,” said Megan Black

YMCA Speaker Addresses Homelessness in North County

Last week, Charity Brant, Outreach Coordinator for San Diego County YMCA Youth and Family Services, stopped by campus to speak to 9th-grade Service Learning students about youth homelessness in North County She shared stories from her own outreach work in the area, emphasizing that it's not always easy to identify which teen in a group may be homeless or struggling, and that their reasons for leaving home could be anything from a fractured family relationship to addiction. Ms. Brant showed stud

Teens Believe and Change Stockton

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Stockton is known for its issues with crime and violence, but there’s a group of teens working to change that. It’s a YMCA program called BACK2B.A.C. with “BAC” standing for “Believing and Changing” Stockton. Charity Brant Community Outreach Coordinator with the YMCA of San Joaquin County said, “(Back2BAC) started as adults trying to get to

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