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The Weaving of Us

When we spoke with residents, business owners, and food entrepreneurs with first-hand experience of our work, we came away with more than a story. Each person shed light on how our team at Mandela Partners has impacted their lives and shared what they do daily to support the heart and soul of their communities. 

 

Just like a tapestry, these individual stories are the threads that, when woven together, create a beautiful vision of promise, collaboration, and self-resilient empowerment.

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GAZANIA

Business Ownership is About Passing Down Culture

JEANETTE

It’s Not Just About Growing Plants, It’s About Creating Life

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My Weekly Box of Sunshine

CLIFF

Sean Saved My Life With That Knife

LOREN

We're Redefining the

Breakfast Business 

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I'm Bringing the Taste of Mexican Towns Here

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Being the Best Version of Myself Through Wellness

ABDUL

Adopting my business model to the community

 
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Threads of Gratitude

Design

Giant Rabbit 

Jeremy Dutra

Rya O'Rourke

Development 

Mimi Lim

Maureen Silva 

Piper Thomasson 

Interviewees

Jeanette Avila

Diana Ramirez Jasso

Loren Johnson

Tremaye Jones 

Gazania McCoy

Rosie Miller

Cliff Nivens 

AbdulRahman Taleb

We'd like to thank all of our contributors who made this project possible, and our amazing Mandela Partners team for helping craft these beautiful stories.