Meet the New Program Associates!

September 12, 2017

Nicolette Santiago a.k.a Nikki recently graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelors in Journalism and Public Relations. She also graduated with two minors in English and Psychology. A native from Philadelphia, she’s known for a long time that she wanted to work in a non profit setting, which is what led her to Broad Street Ministry. She is excited to interact and build relationships with new people everyday.

Mara Koren graduated in May from Ursinus College with a degree in English and honors in creative writing. She is from a town you haven’t heard of outside of Baltimore, and just moved to Philly with her 5 ½-month-old rabbit, Bean. Last year, Mara interned at Broad Street Ministry, and now she’s back with AmeriCorps, serving for a year. She’s excited to work with the amazing BSM staff and guests.

Maven Ramsey is a St.Louis native, new to Philadelphia. He has an overwhelming passion for the arts which keeps him at peace and grounded. In addition, Maven has eight years of non profit experience in Sexual Health, Arts Education, Diversity, Inclusion,Youth Development, Substance Abuse, and Crisis intervention.

Chris Summers is the son of two USAF officers and was born at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV. His family moved around a decent amount as a kid until his parents retired at Vandenberg AFB in northern Santa Barbara county. It was a conservative agricultural town called Santa Maria where he spent his childhood. In high school, he proudly served as the captain of his basketball team. From there, he went to noted liberal college of Cal Berkeley where he studied environmental economics. After graduation, he returned to his hometown to work at a hospital. Chris greatly appreciates the different views from his background because they have helped him in the formation of his own. He is excited to donate his time and talents to Broad Street Ministry and the people of Philadelphia.