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MyKayla Searles-Houston

Center Director

MyKayla is a recent graduate from the University of Houston and a current student at the UTHealth School of Public Health. MyKayla is the Center Director for the new expansion site at Hartsfield Elementary, located in the OST/South Union Neighborhood. She shares, "I am so excited to serve this community! I was introduced to mentoring with Dream through Collegiate 100, an organization I joined as an undergrad. US Dream Academy showed me what it meant to collaborate with young people and support the community."

MyKayla enjoys being able to interact with so many different personalities. For her, each student is unique in who they are and their life experiences. In her new role, she will learn and grow while introducing new parents/caregivers and students to the village.