Community Organizing Department

Courtney Poole, Social Work Community Organizer
916.453.8400 | courtney@mutualhousing.com
Courtney Poole works with resident members of Mutual Housing at River Garden in North Sacramento and Mutual Housing at the Highlands in North Highlands. She supports resident member leadership development in order to build strong and stable communities. She leads several key initiatives including our college ambassadors training and a food bank program. Ms. Poole also manages the Social Work Intern Program at Mutual Housing California to encourage social work students to discover and engage in the connections between community organizing and direct social work practice. Courtney developed an interest in safe, affordable housing through her work as a case manager at Saint John’s Program for Real Change and as a housing advocate at Sacramento Housing Alliance. Courtney joined the organizing team in June of 2015 after earning a Master of Social Work degree from California State University Sacramento.

Iliana Chevez, Community Organizer
916.453.8400 | iliana@mutualhousing.com
Iliana Chevez works with resident members of Mutual Housing at Spring Lake in Woodland and Twin Pines Mutual Housing Community in Davis. She supports resident member leadership development in order to build strong and stable communities. She leads several key initiatives including financial lending circles, a youth internship/bike sharing program, and green resident education. Ms. Chevez joined us in 2010 as an intern for asset management and community organizing, later becoming a community organizer on staff. She graduated from University of California, Davis in June 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Development and a minor in Spanish. During her academic career, she was involved with community service organization called Mujeres Ayudando la Raza and with an academic sorority called Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated. She also traveled to South Africa to learn the role of politics in community building. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

Yekaterina Tkachenko, Community Organizer
916.453.8400 | kate@mutualhousing.com
Yekaterina Tkachenko works with resident members of Mutual Housing at Foothill Farms and is also supporting Mutual Housing at River Garden in Sacramento. She supports resident member leadership development in order to build strong and stable communities. Ms. Tkachenko joined us in 2017 and was a resident leader and part-time worker in a CHOC community. Key initiatives that she supports include supporting the garden committee of Mutual Housing at River Garden  after-school tutoring. She speaks English, Ukranian and Russian fluently.

Jessica Cuevas, Community Organizer
916.453.8400 | jessicac@mutualhousing.com
Jessica Cuevas works with resident members at Victory Townhomes Mutual Housing Community, Mutual Housing at Dixieanne, and Mutual Housing on the Greenway in Sacramento. She supports resident member leadership development in order to build strong and stable communities. Ms. Cuevas joined us in 2016 after completing a Summer internship supporting our Mutual Housing at Spring Lake community. During the internship Jessica developed a strong interest in supporting residents through leadership development. Jessica graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies (social policy emphasis) and two minors, Community and Regional Development and Education in Spring 2017. She speaks English and Spanish fluently.

Alexandra Aguilar, Community Organizer
916.453.8400 | alexandra@mutualhousing.com
Alexandra Aguilar works with resident members at New Harmony Mutual Housing Community, Owendale Mutual Housing Community, and Tremont Green Mutual Housing Community in Davis. She supports our resident leaders participation in advocacy campaigns and coalitions such as Housing California’s Residents United Network. Ms. Aguilar began working on safe and healthy housing in her home community of Fresno, CA. She then concentrated on the election year, while helping to pass several propositions and registering new and infrequent voters. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, along with two certificates in Cultural Competency and Applied Research.

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