About Us

Kinder Konnection is a 501(c)(3) approved non-profit organization that delivers a broad range of services to homeless and underserved children in public schools, in the state of Washington. We strive to take care of the year-round needs of essentials of these precious children in Elementary, Middle and High schools.

Our services also include promoting education and literary skills by partnering with schools. We collaborate and work closely with the heads of institutions and Family support advocates to enable a brighter future for the underserved children. We provide access to school supplies, gift cards to buy essentials, books, workshops and presentations, cultural performances, global awareness, and outreach to the most marginalized children’s communities.

Our Vision

At Kinder Konnection, we believe that every child deserves access to basic needs that will ensure effective school education. We currently serve 6 school districts with 6000 plus underserved children. We will continue to expand our services to other schools in Washington State.

Our Values

1) Treat everyone with respect and dignity

2) Be Responsible and serve the community with honesty, integrity and empathy

3) Be the community leader and advocate for the homeless and underserved children

4) Innovate and develop creative programs that is vital to the continuing needs of the homeless children community.

Our Team

Raji Ram
Founder, Director of Community Outreach

Raji is the Founder of Kinder Konnection and been part of the non-profit organization since 2017. Prior to Kinder Konnection, Raji started her journey and support for the underprivileged school children in Everett schools through independent donation drives from friends and families. She distributed these to the underserved children in Everett schools for the last four years as part of Kinder Konnection project. Along with Ladha, she wanted to expand and serve underserved children across all public schools. Raji is a Special Ed Teacher with Everett schools and Director of Samskriti Kala Kendra, a community based heritage and culture organization. She is also a music composer, singer, wanderlust and writer. She loves dogs, food, travel, World History, art, and home decor.

 

Ladha Mohan
Co-Founder, Director of Technology & Finance

Ladha is the Co-Founder of Kinder Konnection and been part of the non-profit organization since 2017. Along with Raji, she advocates for the underserved children in public schools and helps set the overall vision and direction of the organization. She cares about the welfare and empowerment of women and children and is committed to bring a change in the overall quality of life and prosperity of families. She believes technology innovation is one of the ways to bridge educational gaps and provide access to STEM based services to marginalized communities. Ladha is an Engineering Leader in the IT industry and a passionate advocate for growing women in Technology. She is an active traveler, blogger and volunteers in several local community projects like Seattle Tamil Academy. She loves music, photography, hiking, food and reality TV shows.


Renee Lico

Director of Projects, Embrace Shoreline Schools Ambassador

Renee is a passionate advocate for kids & community. She believes in bringing together her skills in design, marketing and project management to solve problems. She is the Co-founder of Embrace Shoreline Schools, an organization connecting students in need to resources through leveraging community partnerships. She loves coffee, dogs, nonfiction books, and helping others.