Staff and Volunteers

Who Are We?

They say that it takes a village to raise a child, and at Kids Cause, our “village” of staff and volunteers work hard to remove barriers so that every child can meet his or her full potential. Here are just a few of the people who make it all happen.

Our Founders

In 1998, Joseph and Agatha Hulme lost their 10-year-old godson to gang violence. He was an innocent victim: He just had the misfortune to be living in a high-crime area, where his single mother had been forced to move him to just months before because she had lost her job and was struggling to make ends meet. The Hulmes were deeply saddened by this tragic loss, but they were also motivated to do something to protect other children, to help them in any way possible to grow into adults who could help to make the world a better place. Thus, Kids Cause was born.

Our Staff

  • Food pantry coordinator: Laura Gonzalez
  • Mentoring coordinator: James Drumm
  • Fundraising chairperson: Jessica Clemons
  • School district liaison: Jerome Lord
  • Community outreach liaison: Victoria Santos


We are indebted to our mentors and to those who regularly volunteer with us in other ways, from organizing the inventory of our food and supply pantry to baking cakes for our annual Cakewalk. Thanks to these volunteers as well as the ones who preferred not to be mentioned here.

  • Steven Behrendt
  • George Black
  • Ric Espinosa
  • Kathy Gill
  • Michael Gooden
  • Timothy Green
  • Matilda Jennings
  • Ray Jones
  • Pamela Ladner
  • Doug Lai
  • Troy Leon
  • Jaclyn McAllister
  • Jesus Mora
  • Rachel Oakley
  • Christina Ross
  • Bertha Roy
  • Alice Schorr
  • Jeffrey Vose
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Jeanette Werner
  • Nancy White
  • Steven Winthrop
  • Lia Wong


Thank you to everyone who has ever sponsored an event, made a donation, or given their time or their talents to help our important cause. The children we serve are much better off because of you.