About Us

A building is only as strong as the foundation on which it was built

We are dedicated to helping teachers educate and inspire their students. We believe that every student in every classroom should have access to supplies which helps inspire them to learn and achieve.

Our Team

Our talented and experienced management team are all alumni of the University of Southern California and they are dedicated to serving their community. They met while serving on the Board of Directors for the USC Alumni Club of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, where they were named Volunteer Organization of the Year in 2012. There they fostered connections among USC alumni and they organized and participated in service projects which helped their local community. Following on their success, in 2014 they founded the USC Athletic Department's Trojan Club of Los Angeles where they serve on the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors.

Rod Halimi

Rod is a former elementary school teacher who left teaching to share his techniques of teaching and motivating students with other educators. He conceptualized and contributed to the development of apps which enabled students to learn difficult math concepts using gamified techniques. Curious and creative, Rod is always looking for innovative ways to solve problems. He also volunteers numerous hours at his alma mater, the University of Southern California, where he is currently the Senior Vice President of the Trojan Club of Los Angeles.

Jonathan Peralez

Jonathan has a background in management consulting and technology consulting. A true technology and business geek at heart, he guides the development of our technology and lends us his love of spreadsheets and all things business. Jonathan loves being on the leading edge of technology and is always trying to tweak some new gadget. Jonathan supports his alma mater, the University of Southern California, where currently serves as President of the Trojan Club of Los Angeles.

Frank Raymond

Frank is an experienced business and real estate professional with investment experience in startups and real estate. He brings his strong business acumen and years of investing experience to our organization. He also volunteers his time with the Trojan Club of Los Angeles, serving as the Senior Vice President of Development.