Architects of Change Monthly Highlight: Michelle Freitas

Architects of Change Monthly Highlight: Michelle Freitas, Director of the San Diego Rescue Mission Children’s Center

An architect of change is someone who challenges what is, imagines what can be, and moves humanity forward. This month we are inspired by Michelle Freitas ­ a remarkable woman who has devoted her life to educating young, homeless children. Her passion radiates through her actions and her kindness flows from her work. Allowing the Lord to take control of her life and opening her heart to new opportunities, Michelle is a lesson in optimism for all of us.

Michelle Freitas started her career in early childhood development running a preschool at a local, small Catholic parish. Much to her surprise, God had another path awaiting her: being the Director at the San Diego Rescue Mission. A spark was ignited in Michelle for the marginalized and she has built a program that aids homeless children (and their parents) in achieving milestones most of us take for granted.

For Michelle, passion and compassion are one in the same. Her work at the San Diego Rescue Mission has a direct impact on the education and lives of the homeless children in our community. Because of her, these young students will have a strong base for a long, beautiful life full of learning, dignity and love.