When she founded the Teen Leadership Foundation, Lisa didn’t imagine that empowering teens in foster care would ever intersect with her first career as an apparel industry executive. But with the launch of Framewerk Imaging, Lisa has drawn from her experience with Fortune 500 retailers to forge – with the support of key community partners – a social enterprise that offers a quality product for customers, job experience for foster youth, and a source of sustainability for Teen Leadership Foundation.
Xochitl oversees Framewerk Imaging’s order fulfillment, from customer service to product production. She brings her can-do attitude and eye for detail to Framewerk after five years at the Mariners Café, where she multi-tasked in a number of areas. Xochitl is a graduate of the Teen Leadership Foundation’s Launch Pad transitional housing program, and she’s eager to encourage the teens in foster care who will receive vocational training under her guidance.
Teen Leadership Foundation provides preventative programs to teens in foster care through mentorship, leadership camps, education and employment. In addition, TLF has multiple housing complex’s that houses youth aged-out out of foster care or at risk of homelessness.