Youth Center Staff

Employment Opportunity! The Youth Center is currently hiring a full-time AmeriCorps position at the Middleton Youth Center to start in January 2022. For more information, contact Gabrielle at or apply online:

  1. Director - Gabrielle Hinahara
  2. Assistant Director - John Hunter
  3. abby leasman
  4. andala yakubu
  5. rebecca hoesterey
  6. Jamila akbar
  7. rekia johnson


Gabrielle Hinahara, Director

Gabrielle has directed the Middleton Youth Center since it’s reopening in 2014. She loves working with middle school students and finds this work very fulfilling. In particular, Gabrielle enjoys building relationships with the Youth Center’s students and families, supporting the staff and interns, and finding new ways to grow and improve the program. Gabrielle grew up in Middleton and went to college at UW-Madison. She studied environmental studies and Spanish and began working with young people through outdoor education and sustainable agriculture. Outside of her time at the Youth Center, she loves riding her bike, dancing, gardening, travelling, and spending time with the 12 housemates, friends, and kids that live in her co-op house.