Local Habitat for Humanity Welcomes New Executive Director

Photo courtesy SGV Habitat for Humanity
This San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity family — Jocabed, Kathryn, Caleb, Harold, Idalia, Paula and Miriam — owns one of the homes in the Manzanita project in Pasadena.

The San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is experiencing an entire month of transformative events.
With a new executive director, the opening of pre-applications for its highly-anticipated affordable homeownership program and a month-long donation match, April is set to become a transformative month for the nonprofit and affordable homeownership in San Gabriel Valley.
Bryan Wong, the chapter’s newest executive director, takes the helm after significant capacity growth over the last three years under Mark Van Lue’s leadership.
“During my time at Habitat, we have grown from serving an average of five families per year to a new average of 27 families per year! This is indeed something to celebrate — and I couldn’t be more proud of what we have built with our donors, elected officials, corporate partners and supporters,” said former executive director, Mark Van Lue.
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Habitat for Humanity Builds Bigger Goals, Broader Reach

Photo courtesy Habitat for Humanity San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity’s former Executive Director Sonja Yates handed off the reigns to new executive director Mark Van Lue in July. Van Lue is making a big push to dramatically increase SGVHH’s impact.
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San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity’s former Executive Director Sonja Yates handed off the reigns to new executive director Mark Van Lue in July. Van Lue is making a big push to dramatically increase SGVHH’s impact.

When Katie Bradshaw gets the keys to her family’s newly built bungalow through the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity in June, she knows exactly what she wants their first move to be.
“I know it’s super cheesy, but I hope my husband carries me over the threshold like in the old movies,” said Bradshaw, who along with husband Mark and two young children, are counting the days until they move into the sparkling new home from their rental, a small third-floor walkup.
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