Supporting Our Justice & Equity Series

The Summer Search Championing for Justice and Equity (CJE) series offers provocative conversations around race, justice, and equity in an open and safe space. We gather to share and learn ways to become knowledgeable champions for justice and equity.

The Challenge

For People of Color and First-Generation individuals, systemic barriers exist that block access to high quality education, mentoring, opportunities for growth, and networks. These barriers extend into the professional world, even within the most forward-thinking and in-tune organization.

The Opportunity

Now is the time to fundamentally reimagine how companies work, building inclusive, anti-racist organizations that positively interact with their communities and contribute to a more equitable society.


CJE empowers you to take transformative action within your organization. You'll gain access to:

  • Promising diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies and practices;
  • Insights into Corporate America's role in advancing racial equity;
  • Individual and community tools and resources for achieving racial equity.


Thank You to Our CJE Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

$5K Partners

$10K Mentor Sponsor

$25K Leadership Sponsor

$50K Equity Sponsor

Contact Our CJE Leadership Team

Want to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, contribution levels, benefits, and more? Please reach out to a member of our CJE leadership team.

Kris Leja


Executive Director, Summer Search Bay Area


kleja@summersearch.org

510.601.2149

Dr. Marc Spencer

CEO, Summer Search

mspencer@summersearch.org

415.637.9569




Hermese Velasquez


Executive Director, Summer Search Boston


hvelasquez@summersearch.org

617.390.1998

Sylvia Watts McKinney


Executive Director, Summer Search Philadelphia


smckinney@summersearch.org


215.399.9104

Our CJE Committee

Tracy Motley – Chair


Upper School Math Teacher, The Episcopal Academy


Larry Brotzge

Larry Brotzge

Managing Partner, Robin Hood Ventures




Tom Cole

Tom Cole


Managing Partner, Troutman Pepper


Cesar “CJ” Cortorreal

Cesar “CJ” Cortorreal


Teacher, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School

Alumnus, Summer Search Philadelphia


Gisel Endara

Gisel Endara


Operations Coordinator, Summer Search New York City


Daria Hirsch





Antonio Gutierrez

Antonio "AJ" Gutierrez


Co-Founder, Chief of Marketing and Communications, sagaeducation.org

Alumnus, Summer Search Boston


Saúl Guzman

Saúl Guzman


Senior-Director of PR, Marketing & Communications, Alvanon

Alumnus, Summer Search Bay Area


Brendan Hill - Marketing & Communications Manager

Brendan Hill


National Marketing and Communications Manager, Summer Search


Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson


Communications Manager, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport/Port of Seattle

Alumna, Summer Search Seattle


Lance Jones - Director of Marketing

Lance Jones



National Director of Marketing and Communications, Summer Search


Cecilia Juan

Cecilia Juan



National Development Manager, Summer Search


Pam Lehrer

Pam Lehrer


Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, Berwind Corporation


Kris Leja

Kris Leja

Executive Director, Summer Search Bay Area


Kristie Loftus


Director of Development, Summer Search Boston


Melanie Lyons

Melanie Lyons


Executive Director, Summer Search Seattle


Pam McCormick



Sylvia Watts McKinney

Sylvia Watts McKinney


Executive Director, Summer Search Philadelphia


Annie McGuirk-Molina


Director of Development, Summer Search Philadelphia

Charles Oliva

Charles Oliva


Documentary Photographer


Marie Pierre


Alumna, Summer Search Bay Area


Steve Poole

Steve Poole


President, SHPoole Consulting


Peter Retzlaff

Peter Retzlaff


Executive Director, Summer Search New York City


Dr. Marc Spencer

CEO, Summer Search


Robin Wilson-Tolbert

Robin Wilson-Tolbert, CPC, ACC, ELI-MP


Leadership and Career Design and Development Coach


Hermese Velasquez

Hermese Velasquez


Executive Director, Summer Search Boston

Alumna, Boston