10 Things About Steven Ephraim & Home Start


Strengthening Families Protects Children

Home Start’s mission is to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and their communities. Each day, Home Start’s amazing program staff are helping to break the cycles of poverty, homelessness, abuse and neglect here in San Diego. The resources and support Home Start offers – made possible by their generous funding partners, donors, and volunteers – are helping children and families have brighter futures and the opportunity to thrive. Steven Ephraim serves as the Home Start Board President.

#1 I was born and raised in North Hollywood and then moved to San Diego 18 years ago.


#2 My wife and my 3 daughters are very important to me. Whether it is a movie, theme park, or just running errands with them, this allows me the time to reflect on why I do what I do. Also, having friends over with their families so we can all enjoy some relaxation is very comforting.


#3 “A Christmas Story” would have to be on my list of favorite movies. I remember watching it countless times with my family when I was very young, and it is now on a constant loop during the holiday season for my girls.


#4 Being a sports fan, especially of college football, I would love to visit many of the stadiums and attend a rivalry football game in the Southeast, perhaps a Georgia, Florida, or Alabama game.


#5 I used to run many full and half marathons. I have run a full marathon in San Diego and Hawaii, and one year I ran a total of 12 long distance races.

#6 I want to be an example to my daughters and show them we are fortunate, yet help them understand there are individuals who need support.


#7 I find that books specific to your personal growth that transcends into your career and the community are my favorites. I love the author John Maxwell and all his books.


#8 I met Home Start Director of Philanthropy Mark Lagace at a networking group. Mark spoke about the population they serve, and I immediately knew this was an important mission. I have strong family values and know the importance of having the support of family, parents, and a spouse/partner.


#9 Our vision at Home Start is for every child in San Diego to have a safe, stable, and nurturing home.


#10 Funds raised from our Blue Ribbon Gala support all of Home Start’s life-changing programs and services for local children and families. Our Gala is held each April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Home Start
“Blue Ribbon 2024 Gala”
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
5:30 p.m.
The US Grant
326 Broadway, San Diego, 92101

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Esteban Villanueva