Our Purpose

To Guide the Next Generation of Readers and Mentor Future Leaders.

Our Mission

Parentis Foundation seeks to address a major contributor to poverty – the inability of children to read proficiently by the end of third grade.  Through an intergenerational approach, we provide both older adult volunteer tutor/mentors and children with opportunities to enrich their lives, build self-confidence, and share a sense of purpose through literacy.

Our Vision

By pairing kindergarten through third-grade children with highly trained volunteer tutors, we improve the literacy skills of children at risk of not reading fluently by fourth grade, while providing meaningful opportunities for older adults who serve as literacy tutor/mentors in after-school youth organizations throughout Orange County.

Core Values

Experience Corps Orange County tutors and students share a continuum and simultaneous exchange of core values: Responsibility, Respect, Knowledge, and Care.

Our Leadership Team

Janice Frechette - Artinger

Janice Frechette - Artinger

Executive Director, Experience Corps Orange County
Karen Banse

Karen Banse

Volunteer Recruitment Specialist Experience Corps Orange County
Alicia J. Price

Alicia J. Price

Literacy Consultant Retired Educator, Irvine School District

Our Board of Directors

Tarek A. El Nabli – Founder, President
Parentis Health

David Price – Vice President
Price Leisure Group

Duane Teevans – Secretary, Board Development Co-Chair
Northern Trust

Chris Lawrence – Treasurer, Resource Development Committee

America First Credit Union

Jason Pinegar – Board Member, Board Development Committee
McDermott & Bull Executive Search

Chris Johnston – Board Member, Community Engagement & Special Events Co-Chair
Retired, Experience Corps OC Volunteer Tutor

Mark McNabb, Board Member, Community Engagement & Special Events Co-Chair
Surf City Print

Yolanda Menosky – Board Member, Resource Development Co-Chair
Auctions with Flair

Charles “Ted” Butler – Board Member, Resource Development Co-Chair
Mutual of Omaha Bank Reverse Mortgage: The Voice of Reverse Mortgage

John Lamirande – Board Member, Resource Development Committee

Bio Rad Laboratories

Arda Kardjian – Founding Board Member
Verona Court – Residential Care

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