At Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, we are constantly inspired by the incredible individuals who join our mission to empower the untapped potential of Arizona’s youth. Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to the newest members of our dedicated team who bring with them a wealth of experience, passion, and a shared commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of our scholars. Let’s get to know the remarkable individuals who have recently joined our BHGH family:
Robert Uribe, Middle School Program Manager
Meet Robert Uribe, a dynamic leader and advocate for the youth of Arizona. Originally hailing from the Dominican Republic, Robert made history by becoming the youngest and first Afro-Latino Mayor of Douglas, AZ. His dedication to public service and the well-being of young individuals is unwavering. Before his tenure as Mayor, Robert served as a youth educator in the bustling city of New York, where he honed his skills in supporting and guiding young minds.
Upon returning to Arizona, Robert continued his commitment to children as a coach at Phoenix Country Day School, imparting knowledge and instilling values in the next generation. His journey led him to Douglas, where he and his wife, Jenea, opened Galiano’s Café, the town’s sole coffee shop, becoming a cornerstone of the local community. Robert is also actively engaged in the arts and cultural scene, showcasing his multifaceted talents. With his unique blend of experiences and his passion for uplifting Arizona’s youth, Robert is a valuable addition to our team.
David Solis Lopez, Program Support Specialist
David Solis Lopez, an Arizona native from West Phoenix, is a shining example of the transformative power of the Boys Hope Girls Hope program. David joined BHGH as a scholar in the 5th grade and attributes much of his personal growth and success to the unwavering support he received. Now, he is dedicated to giving back to the program that made such a significant impact on his life.
Currently, David is pursuing his studies in Data Analytics at Phoenix College, where he is equipping himself with the tools needed to make data-driven decisions. Beyond his academic pursuits, David is passionate about community service and financial literacy, values instilled in him through BHGH. As a Program Support Specialist, he’s committed to guiding current scholars on their journey and advancing the BHGH mission. David’s story is a testament to the potential within every young individual when given the opportunity and support to thrive.
Ceci Hartke, Volunteer and Donor Manager
Ceci Hartke, hailing from El Paso and now proudly settled in Phoenix, brings a wealth of experience in non-profit work to her role as Volunteer and Donor Manager at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona. Her lifelong commitment to bridging gaps in education and community service aligns seamlessly with the BHGH mission.
Ceci deeply relates to the BHGH scholars and recognizes the transformative power of education in changing lives. Actively involved in the community, she is continually broadening her knowledge at ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy, further equipping herself to make a difference. Ceci is a testament to the impact one person can have in a community when driven by a passion for lifelong learning and service.
We are thrilled to have Robert, David, and Ceci as part of our team. Their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and unwavering commitment to our mission will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the lives of our scholars and the broader community. Together, we will continue to build a brighter, shared future for Arizona’s youth. Join us in welcoming these new champions of hope to the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona family!