Want To Directly Serve Children?

We need passionate, loving & hardworking young people to join our Cooline Organization staff who love working with elementary-age kids! Get paid to play with kids! 

Interested? Scroll down to learn more!

Join Our Program Volunteer Team To Help Our Students


Join Our Team!

Want to help inspire the next generation of young people? Need community service hours for high school or college? Need a program to diversify your resume? Join our team! With a wide variety of positions, we work to attract a diverse group of middle, high school & college leaders.


Staff & Volunteers Rewards: Cash Stipends, Gift Cards, Service Hours, Free Food & More!


Volunteer Positions

Note: See application for ALL currently open positions 

To keep our program simple, we have broken it down into 3 sections

1) Planning & Strategy Crew, the most amount of time, money & CS hours. Access to leadership mentors and more!

2) Program/Event Crew, least amount of time & CS hours. 1 to 2 times of service per semester.

3) Serve-With-Skill, complete freedom of work time & amount of service. Use skills you already have to give back (such as social media, fundraising, marketing, recruitment, health, sports, etc)

Volunteer Opportunity

Event Volunteer

MOST COMMON! Help run activities and projects at CoolineKids programs or events.

Paid Opportunity

Support Staff

Donate your skill or craft to help expand and enrich Cooline's programs. Such skills include fundraising, recruitment, advertising, outreach, family connections, partnerships, videography, photography, health & more!

Volunteer Opportunity

Project Advisors

Provide consultation and advice to our project planners about food, safety, health, security, activities, development and more.


2021 Leadership Team

Young people dedicated to leading & inspiring young people.


Christian Sbragia

Executive Director




Christian is the Founder of CTEPA and has been working with youth (6-17) in the East Palo Alto community for 7 years through a variety of schools, after-school programs & summer camps. He is certified in Leadership by the Disney Institute and in Nonprofit Leadership by the Center For Excellence In Nonprofits.


Esmeralda Pacheco

Program Director

650-503-4285 (Attn: Program Director Office)



Esmeralda is the Program Director for CTEPA and has been working with youth (5-10) through her entire time here at Cooline. Through her experiences in school, clubs and other local organizations she has developed strong leadership skills.

Our Team

To reach any of the team members, please contact us at (650) 503-4285 or Volunteer@ctepayouth.org

Brianna Salas

Planning Consultant & Part-time Senior Staff Planner, CoolineKids

Braulio Valencia

Senior Staff Planner, Special Projects

James Mitchell

Lead Program Advisor

Carla Reyna Reyes

Support Staff: Family Relationships

Jonathan Mendez

Planner, Special Projects

Tammy Bao

Support Staff: Curriculum Development & Data

Remi Stickmon

Support Staff: Volunteer Recruitment & Retention

Kenan Pickering

Support Staff: Health & Wellness

Bryan Santizo

Lead Program Advisor


Cooline's Youth Leadership Development Program

As Cooline grows, we increasingly see that we need programs in the community to train our young people to become active leaders. In this new program that launched in March 2021, high school students learn about 4 vital leadership areas and get counseling from community leaders and local activists. In return, they work as part-time staff for our Cooline Kids team to help plan and lead our programming for children.


Are You A Staff Member?

Need counseling, free resources, or want to learn more about the organization and the way it works? Want to speak with the Leadership team or join secure meetings? Want to access info for families or file a report?

This is the new home to do it all! You can access the secure staff portal by clicking the button below.