Mar Vista Gardens Branch

4901 Marionwood Drive
Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: Phone: (310) 397-8290

Our Staff

Branch Director
Jesus “Jay” Gonzales

Jesus “Jay” Gonzalez, Branch Director
Malleke Lord, Assistant Branch Director and Athletic Director
Cristina Carrera, Teen Program Director
Antanisha Soucie, Youth Development Professional – The Arts
Catherine Flores, Youth Development Professional – Discovery Zone
Carlos Baltazar, Youth Development Professional – Technology Center
Jessica Gutierrez, Youth Development Professional – Teen Center
Cannton Moore, Youth Development Professional – Athletics
Rhina Peralta, Youth Development Professional – Front Desk
Andrew Smith, Youth Development Professional – Gamesroom
Adam Camarena, Youth Development Professional – Athletics
Wayne Neal, AmeriCorps VISTA
Jenny Garcia, AmeriCorps VISTA


Torch Club, Keystone, Smart Girls, Passport To Manhood, Leaders in Training, Group Tutoring provided by LMU students, Power Hour, Arts & Crafts, Games Room tournaments, College Bound.  

Youth of the Year

Amara has been attending the club since we first opened. When she first started she was shy and withdrawn, but through her interactions with staff she became outgoing and an active participant in art, games room and tech programs. Amara then really stepped out of her comfort zone and joined the step team, and is now one of the leaders of the group. In this role, she has mentored other members and encouraged them to always give their best as she always does.