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Welcome to Our New Staff!

August 31, 2018

Project Success added a number of new members to our team this summer. We look forward to broadening our reach and deepening our impact to serve nearly 14,000 students in the 2018-19 school year with the help of this talented group!

We are pleased to introduce you to our new staff:

Kenny Nguyen
Program Coordinator

Kenny is a 2018 graduate of Minnesota State University – Mankato, with a degree in Geography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). While in school he worked with the Adventure Education Program, leading and coordinating outdoor Rock Climbing, Kayaking, and Camping trips. His experiences are rooted in working at various camps, where he gained a respect and passion for environmentalism, outdoor recreation, and safe stewardship. Read more about Kenny.


Kinzie Wiklander
Program Coordinator

We are excited to have another PS alum join our team! Kinzie came to love Project Success as a student at South High School, participating in all our program had to offer. After graduating from Gustavus in 2017, Kinzie’s passion for advocacy, and opportunity to empower and support the diverse community with a special focus on the youth of Minneapolis, inspired her to join Project Success as a Program Coordinator. Read more about Kinzie.


Rose Yackley

Rose is from Saint Paul Minnesota’s West side. Rose graduated from The University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2014. Following her time in college, Rose joined Americorps and served for two years with College Possible at North High School and Park Center High School in the Twin Cities. In her classroom she loved leading games, having courageous and bold conversations with her 11th and 12th graders, and supporting students with laughter and joy. Read more about Rose.


Sarah Dunnavant

Sarah is excited to live in Minneapolis for the first time after working in Chicago in many different roles involving storytelling, including acting with several theaters in and around Chicago. She was also a theater instructor in Chicago Public Schools, directed a drama program, and worked with after-school programs devising plays and helping students develop literary skills. Read more about Sarah.