About Fresh Start

Founded in 2015 in Los Angeles, California Fresh Start is a 501c3 Non-Profit  dedicated to unleashing the potential of every young person.


We accomplish this by teaching social emotional learning to young people. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

All of our highly trained, professional facilitators are chosen from as similar backgrounds as we can to our target groups in order to increase our ability to reach kids who need SEL the most.    The Curriculum we utilize is the School-Connect Curriculum, an evidence based SEL curriculum that is utilized by different schools and organizations nationally.  

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Our Staff


Robert "Bobby" Lopez

CEO & Senior Coach


Jose Canales

Site Lead & SEL Coach 


Arturo Arroyo

Site Lead & SEL Coach 


Mayra Lopez

SEL Coach & Sr Coordinator


Cielo Arrioja

SEL Coach & Jr Coordinator