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Congrats to This Month’s Nonprofit of the Month: SeeMYchild








SeeMYchild, whose tagline is “ensuring every child is seen, heard, and loved,” truly believes in living out the African proverb "It takes a village to raise a child." By showcasing the phenomenal feats of youth, coordinating community events that acknowledge momentous cultural occasions—including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Juneteenth—and facilitating courageous conversations focused on DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging), the organization aims to build open, healthy, and inclusive communities that allow students to thrive. The nonprofit also helps high school students develop their leadership skills and provides scholarships to graduating seniors who demonstrate financial need. 

For more information, including ways you can donate or volunteer, visit

Top and bottom 3 photos by Alix Bryant. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

Volunteer Spotlight: Donna Trumbo

What made you want to become a volunteer for seeMYchild? When I was younger, I got teased for being Asian, and there was no support system to remind me that it was okay to be me in a predominately white environment. Knowing your identity and being proud of it is something every child, parent, teacher, co-worker, boss, and community leader deserves. Raising awareness about embracing one’s identity through special events can transform the way we look at one another and bring our diverse community together. 

What do your volunteer duties entail? I help facilitate educational forums and coordinate booths at seeMYchild’s community events.

Is there training required? No.

What’s the time commitment? Volunteers should expect to join weekly, one-hour event prep meetings, and be available to help about eight hours on event days.

What’s been the best day of volunteering so far? This past January, seeMYchild hosted the sixth annual Placer County MLK, Jr. Day March & Family Celebration. I’ve watched the event grow from roughly 150 participants to 400. It’s so exciting, heartwarming, and encouraging to see the community support our events.

What’s one of the biggest challenges? The most pressing need is bringing a fund developer on board, ensuring seeMYchild can grow its programming and employees. The goal is to eventually have a brick and mortar: a safe environment for youths to build relationships, gain self-esteem, and thrive.