Alumna featured for her work with San Francisco's homeless

Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Corban alumna Kara Zordel, ’00, talks with some of San Francisco’s homeless. Photo courtesy of Brant Ward/The Chronicle SF.


With her red kitten heels, stylishly short blond hair and Dior tortoiseshell glasses, Kara Zordel, ’00, looked ready to spend the day at a bohemian art gallery or the offices of a glossy fashion magazine.

Instead, she stuffed a canvas bag with granola bars and T-shirts and ventured out into the cold, drizzly weather to introduce herself to the dwellers of San Francisco's sidewalks and sketchy back alleys.

"I'm Kara," the 38-year-old announced to a man huddled under a pile of blankets and leaning against a chain-link fence in the South of Market neighborhood.

She handed him a shirt and a granola bar with a card stapled to the wrapper detailing her organization, Project Homeless Connect. Zordel is the executive director of the one-stop shop for homeless people to receive bimonthly services at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Read more of this story in the San Francisco Chronicle by clicking here.