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Lindsay Moffett
Our Office Manager and Bookkeeper and oversees all bookkeeping and administrative tasks to help our organization run well.

Contact Lindsay
E: lindsay@hands4hopeyouth.org

Nicole Craine

​Our Youth Development Coordinator oversees the development and implementation of our service learning and leadership program in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties.

Contact Nicole
E: nicole@hands4hopeyouth.org

Participate in a variety of outreach opportunities that are available every month, as your schedule permits.  Adults, this means you too!  

About Us 

Our Goals

Kathy Van Saun

Our Youth Development Program Assistant works with our Youth Development Coordinator, mentoring and providing support to the Leadership and Service Learning Club Program, with a focus on the middle school clubs.   

Contact Kathy
E: kathy@hands4hopeyouth.org

our administrative team

Maddy GorellOur Communications Coordinator shines a light on the incredible work the youth in our program do everyday. Maddy oversees the newsletter, social media, and works with our youth to create promotional material for their H4H Clubs and committees.  

Contact Maddy
E: maddy@hands4hopeyouth.org


​To inspire and empower youth in leadership and service to cultivate a community of socially responsible citizens for generations ​to come.

Youth Development

Foundation History

Ways to get involved

Jennifer Bassett
Founder and Executive Director. Her inspiration for creating Hands4Hope came from her children.  "I truly want for them to grow up to be compassionate, responsible individuals, who look beyond themselves and aspire to make this a better world."

Contact Jennifer


E: jbassett@hands4hopeyouth.org


We are comprised of youth ranging in grades from Kindergarten to 12th.  We currently have more than 1,250 registered youth participants  and have service learning clubs in 15 schools.

Join a project committee or school club. Work with peers and adult mentors to plan outreach activities and events.

2008 - Local mom, Jennifer Bassett wanted to teach her two sons a lesson of giving back and being compassionate to the world around them, starting the foundation of Hands4Hope.

2008 - Hands4Hope became a non-profit 501(c)3 organization compromised of 200 youth volunteers.

2011 - School clubs and service learning programs were launched

2013 - Grown to over 1,250 youth members, partnering with over 13 partner agencies to carry out various outreach programs.  Involved in over 10 public schools and 1 private school.


​​​​At Hands4Hope, we give voice to youth on issues affecting our community and give them

the opportunity to take action in their own way.

  • We give youth the opportunity to explore areas of need in their communities
  • Inspire compassion and the desire to take action 
  • Empower youth to create, develop, and implement projects that support their chosen causes
  • Offer opportunities for leadership development
  • Encourage youth to build relationships with other community-based agencies

Youth involved in service learning programs

  • Learn more about social issues and their root causes
  • Develop or enhance skills, especially in the areas of communication, collaboration, and leadership
  • Have opportunities and hands-on experience to act on their values and beliefs 
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Learn more about Hands4Hopes Positive Youth Development and Strength-Based Leadership



Yoko Kono

Our Outreach Coordinator is the main contact for adult and youth who participate in our after-school outreach program. Yoko oversees and coordinates all aspects of outreach events and activities.

Contact Yoko
P: 916-715-2498
E: yoko@hands4hopeyouth.org



We are a non-profit, youth driven, outreach organization based in Northern California.  We create opportunities for youth to identify areas of need in their communities where they can make a difference and have a positive impact.

Lead a team, club or committee, or join the Youth Board.  Adults, there are also many ways you can get involved from being a part of a fundraising committee to being an adult mentor.