Borne to Create partnered with Mosaic School of Integrated Arts, a holistic, arts-focused organization that provides in-school, after-school, and off-campus instruction to at-risk, underprivileged youth.
We actively engage students by creating ways to imagine, collaborate and innovate. We offer multiple opportunities for students to develop diverse skills through active learning, dance, music, media arts, theatre, visual art instruction and, S.T.E.M.
Malaika Osborne (Grace) serves as President for the non-profit board, Borne to Create. After starting a family and graduating from college Grace opened a Family Child Care Home, Bubbly Babies and first dance company entitled “Don’t Stop Dance Studio” where she began to share her passion for dance. After 15 years of owning and operating two separate businesses Grace decided to infuse the two businesses and create one so Grace as the owner and director of Bubbly Babies Family Child Care Home transitioned her Child Care Home to include the Performing Arts now named Mosaic School of Integrated Arts and has been operating this business for the last 6 years. During this time Grace formed Borne to Create a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization designed to be responsive to the needs of each student by embracing social emotional learning, an open and free-spirited nature of imagination and curiosity through integration of visual and performing arts. Today, Grace is the owner and Director of Mosaic School of Integrated Arts, Master Choreographer and dance leader for Center of Praise Ministries and Artistic Director for Images Theatre Company. As well as organizing and hosting her own recitals for Mosaic, Grace has choreographed and danced in Images “We Come from Greatness” and “Legacy 2.0” play which received high reviews. Grace continues to teach for children, numerous artists, choreograph productions and dance to stay trained in her craft as well as continuing her education in Early Childhood Education.
Randall Ogans has over two decades of programming, application, and web development experience in the corporate and higher education space. He has held his position as a Senior Web Developer at University of the Pacific for over twenty years serving faculty, staff, and students on three campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco, California. In an effort to further impact the student experience, Randall has spent the past 16 years serving as the staff Co-Chair for University of the Pacific’s Black History Month Celebration. He’s been an integral part of bringing top notch speakers and performers including many artists, professors, professional athletes, and social justice advocates. Examples include Dr. Cornel West, Common, Soledad O’Brien, Al Jarreau, The Clark Sisters, Angela Rye, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Danny Glover, and Anthony Hamilton. In 2021, Randall was appointed to the University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee by University President Christopher Callahan. Randall earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy from California State University, Sacramento. He specializes in contract negotiation, talent acquisition, event production and management.
Ira Williams is President of Bulletproof Tax & Accounting Firm Inc. a company he founded in 2005. He is one of only 500 tax professionals across the US, who has earned the prestigious Certified Tax Coach™ designation after completing the rigorous American Institute for Certified Tax Coaches’ training academy. As a Certified Tax Coach™, he focuses on IRS-approved strategies for minimizing Alternative Minimum Tax, maximizing deductions from real estate, maximizing retirement savings, and similarly powerful tax strategies for his clients. With the changes in the tax law, proactive planning has become even more important for tax filers in the future.
Mr. Williams also has over 10 years of experience working with the US Small Business Disaster Assistance program. Serving in various capacities, he serves on the non-profit board, Borne to Create as Treasurer, he has educated disaster survivors on attaining low-interest SBA disaster loans which can be used to repair or replace items damaged or destroyed in a declared catastrophe e.g.: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
Before starting his own company, Mr. Williams worked 16 years in the Consumer Products Industry for the Kellogg Company.
Mr. Williams received an MBA, from National University and a BS in Political Science from Loyola University of Chicago. His new e-book “Changing Your Tax Deduction Mindset” will be released in early 2019 on Kindle.
Timiza Wash, M.Ed. has been providing direct services in various capacities for more than 20 years with a passion for access to quality education for all, self-fulfillment, healing, and wellness. She holds a Masters in Higher education with an emphasis in Leadership from Sacramento State and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and minor in African American Studies from the University of California, Davis. She works at WEAVE as the Community Engagement Strategist Director building trusting relationships and helping organization create a culture of belonging, while also executing social justice practices both internally and externally.
Timiza serves respectfully on two boards, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce and non-profit, Borne to Create where she serves as Secretary. She is also a commissioner for the Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Timiza has received several local recognitions including the Exceptional of Women Color award for Presidential Excellence.
Timiza is family driven, community focused and exemplary role model and advocate for equity, and social justice. She works to ensure a supportive and inclusive work environment.
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