707 Eagleview Blvd. Suite 105 | Exton, PA 19341 610-886-4900 info@trellis4tomorrow.org

About Us

Our Mission

We create transformative, real-world opportunities for youth through teaching critical life skills, promoting personal growth and connecting youth to mentors, their communities and meaningful employment.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which young people have the skills and understanding to enrich themselves, their communities and the planet through healthy lifestyles, meaningful work and participation in a more just and sustainable economy.

Our Story

Trellis for Tomorrow began as part of Triskeles Foundation in 2002/03, and youth programming was one part of the larger organization that also provided philanthropic services and donor-advised funds. Youth programming expanded so significantly that in 2009, Triskeles Foundation split into two separate 501(c) (3) organizations: Triskeles Foundation and Triskeles, Inc.
 
As our youth programming has continued to expand, Triskeles Inc. has become Trellis for Tomorrow in 2018, with its new name reflecting the mission of supporting youth, communities and the planet. We develop skills for learning, career and job skills, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility. They are designed to build a community of responsible citizens creating sustainable lifestyles for themselves and their community. Trellis for Tomorrow facilitates and encourages youth to participate in their own self development and to find sustainable solutions to today’s problems.
 
Our approach is characterized by a few key qualities:

  • Holistic: Trellis’ experiential education teaches to the whole child, engaging the head, the heart and the hand for true, long-term impact.
  • Integrative: Trellis programs work at the intersection of health, poverty, youth development and economic opportunity with programming based on understanding the interdependence of these social factors.
  • Linked to the real world: Trellis teaches through experience, providing opportunities in real world settings and in real-life situations.
  • Affords long exposure to values: Trellis’ programs include youth from first through twelfth grade; returning each year to a Trellis program provides long-term exposure to the values of sustainability, self-reliance and collaboration.

 Our Values

Consciousness

We cultivate wellness of body and spirit in ourselves and the individuals we serve.

Collaboration

We partner with others to identify synergies, build on strengths and collectively reach new heights.

Sustainability

We exercise stewardship of resources in our organization, homes, and in our communities.

Creativity

We work to bring new perspectives and innovative approaches to challenges large and small.

The Staff

Jennifer Anderson
Executive Director

Lisa Faranda
Managing Director

Bob Steininger
Director, Chester County Youth Programs

Hannah Davis
Director, Montgomery County Youth Programs

David Ryle
Director, Food For All

 

The Support Staff

Anne Ayecock

Mark Birdsall

Michelle Gerace

Jenny Hoffman

Carmen Maciarello

Todd Morris

Alita Murray

Summer Teamleaders

The Board

Ray Schneider, President
Ray Schneider Consulting
Management and Operations Consulting Principal

Razvan Dominic Ionescu, Vice President
Citizens Bank
Director – Global Markets

Alex Lutz, Treasurer 
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Investment Steward

Tessa Henry, Secretary
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Algreen Bakasa, Member
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Manager, Vanguard ETF Model Portfolios

Melissa Hinmon, Member
Glenmede
Director of Equity Trading

Dennis Wilson, Member
Saint Gobain
Director, Sustainability & EHS for North America