Chair, North Fair Oaks Community Council
Rafael Avendano, Youth Program Director, manages the afterschool and summer programs for Siena Youth Center of the St. Francis Center. Rafael Joined the St. Francis Center in January of 2012. He knows firsthand what the impact of not having anything to do after school can mean. He brings enthusiasm, charisma, and passion to his work of creating quality sports programs and enrichment programs for youth and adults. Rafael believes that with the support of the community the youth can achieve their dreams. His drive and unique teaching ability has helped him inspire children and adults to find the confidence they need to be risk takers and engage in things they have never done before. Rafael currently holds his Bachelor’s in Science degree in public management with a specialization in human resources degree from Colorado State University.