About

Our Executive Director

Crystal Madrilejos
Crystal Madrilejos, Executive Director

Our Program Coordinator

Melanie Zeleznik
Melanie Zeleznik, Summer Camp Coordinator

Our Team Members

Michelle Powell
Michelle Powell, Founder
Carol Andregg
Carol Andregg

Our History

In the summer of 2000, Michelle Powell, a single mother of two, began a journey that would ultimately change her life and positively impact the lives of many children in need. Michelle’s first vision of Let’s Make a Difference may have been formed using only her limited resources – a simple meal and a game of kickball at the local park; but it was the positive feedback from the handful of children to whom she reached out that inspired her to make that vision a reality.

Strengthened by her commitment to ministry and her work as a consultant for Medina Schools, Michelle persevered in overcoming obstacles while developing the Let’s Make a Difference Program. She organized a board of directors and a team of volunteers to plan and provide the daily summer activities.

Michelle partnered with Carol Andregg to develop an afterschool tutoring program at Claggett Middle School and a mowing program for kids to earn money for their 8th grade Washington D.C. trip. Together they inspired many of Medina’s underprivileged kids through their leadership and guidance. Both Michelle & Carol retired after 20 years of service to the community but the organization they created strives to continue the legacy of making a difference for kids.

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