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SOL Club Advisory Team


Adele Davalos Mitchell

Founder & Director

Adele has been an educator for over thirty years. Adele was the founding teacher of SOL Club (Socially Organize Latinos). SOL was a club that originated on campus as a way of resolving gang violence that had emerged in 1994. SOL club combined honoring cultural heritage, community collaboration and visual art projects to create positive social change. Her awards include the California State Senate Award for Outstanding Commitment to Southwest Santa Rosa Youth, recognition at a Congressional Forum on Education hosted by United States Representative, Lynn Woolsey and the Excellence in Education Award presented by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.

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Carmen Maria Mitchell


Carmen is the founder of the non-profit Redwood Theatre Company bringing Art to the community with professional productions, youth performance camps and outreach programs. RTC features full inclusion opportunities for artists with developmental disabilities and outreach art workshops for underserved youth. Carmen is also the director of the FTA Social Justice Art Series: creating social awareness and community connections through art.

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Gustavo Mendoza


Community Outreach Specialist City of Santa Rosa

Representative of the Violence Prevention Partnership

"Sonoma County artists draw on their Latino heritage to create works of art that unite, educate and empower. Gustavo Mendoza found his niche helping troubled young people channel their energy into art..."

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