Jane Radatz was selected as a Patch honoree during Women's History Month for her service in Rancho Bernardo and Poway.
Jane Radatz is a familiar name among Rancho Bernardo and Poway’s seniors and children.
She leads Seniors Helping Our Kids—more than 200 retirees who volunteer in the Poway Unified schools, most as reading tutors but others in different capacities helping children.
With The Backyard Produce Project, she’s involved with more than 100 volunteers who harvest, collect and grow fruits and vegetables, donating to local families in need.
She also volunteers at Pomerado Hospital.
Radatz, who has lived in Poway since 1978, said she is privileged to work with such community groups.
“I’m proud of the combined accomplishments of the volunteers [we] work with,” she said. “I enjoy seeing how each person may feel he or she is doing only a little, but when combined with others, the impact is major.”
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
“For me, it’s a time to reflect on how far we’ve come, what we’ve accomplished, and our even greater potential for making the world a better place.”