Growing up, I saw tutoring in many forms — from my parents to my teachers, even to the older kids in my after-school program. One of my very first days at Mixte, I participated in a brainstorm that everyone seemed extremely enthusiastic about. I didn’t know what C2 Education was or what Mixte planned to do with it, but I was eager to find out. To share the excitement with my new coworkers, I realized I needed to dream big.
As you may know, in March of 2015 each Mixte team member was given a personal and important task—to spend $300 and one day off in celebration of Mixte’s three-year anniversary.
We were free to spend the time and money on ourselves, on others, on causes that engage us or simply to give ourselves some rest and relaxation. In essence, the world was our oyster, or at least to the extent that $300 and one day could buy. It was quite exciting.
Our office is located in the heart of Ocean Beach; a funky, definitive beach town.
Ocean Beach has its reputation — hyper-local, hippie town. That mistruth has made our neighborhood San Diego’s best kept secret.
This laid-back town should be pictured in Webster’s definition for “community.” Family-owned shops and homegrown stores with character line the streets and continue to thrive. Having a bake sale? Opening a new business? Selling art? Hosting a beach cleanup? Neighbor camaraderie and support: Guaranteed. Read More
If you know even just a few things about Mixte, you likely know about the extension-of-staff model that guides much of our client work.
In my tenure at Mixte, I have gotten lots of curious questions about how the model works and how it impacts the everyday the interaction with our clients.
I like the curiosity and, rather than tell you how the model works in theory, I want to take this opportunity to show how it works, and succeeds in making a big impact for our clients. Read More
Saturday mornings for most might mean sleeping in, paddling out for a late morning surf, attending the yoga class with your favorite teacher or catching up on your recorded shows from over the weekend. Although all of us Mixte-ites relish San Diego weekend activities, our love for our clients and what they do go beyond Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.
Let’s face it, in the mix of variety of clients we are privileged to work with, Mixte works on some pretty heavy issues. Homelessness, pollution, fair housing and environmental degradation to name just a few. So, while it might seem strange, I am here to make the case that all these issues, often seen as challenging and complex enough to require nothing but stoic focus, are a very good reason to throw a party. And that is just what Mixte did.
You might be wondering what these things have in common. Well, Mixte for one. As you may have noticed by this point, we aren’t big on doing things with an average spin. Our holiday party was no exception.