Alejandra Gutierrez: ‘We Did It!’

As a bonus feature to this week’s cover story about Alejandra Gutierrez and the Franklin Service Center, the documentary team of Stan Roden and Phyllis de Picciotto assembled a short film and additional video segments on Gutierrez’s life and work. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Gutierrez has spent the past several years helping high school students plan for their future and recently took on leadership of the Franklin Service Center, which brings practical resources to all members of the community.

Read the cover story here.

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