Our Story

The Goodfellas Project began when a group of students from South Lyon, Michigan were discussing their compassion for low income and homeless individuals. We understand economically disadvantaged individuals and families have complex life stories, and many factors contributed to their current status. Medical bills, addiction, lay-offs, and other unexpected life events can alter the course of a life.

As a result, we developed an organization to engage student volunteers to assist low income and homeless individuals.  The Goodfellas Project is dedicated to helping those in unfavorable situations because of complex life challenges.

Structurally, we are a student-led, 501(c)(3) charitable organization seeking to positively impact the lives of low-income and homeless families. 

Our Vision

We strive to create a world in which students inspire others to serve those in need.

Our Mission

The Goodfellas Project is passionate about helping low-income and homeless families through various service projects. Our focus is to engage our fellow peers in acts of service that help supply food, clothing, and other necessities to those less fortunate. 

We aim to expand our reach by carrying out operations around the greater Southeast Michigan region such as Pontiac and Detroit.

Meet Our Team

This is our leadership team that oversees all organizational operations.

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Kevin Pezeshkian

Founder & President

Kevin is a student at Michigan State University Honors College studying Genomics and Molecular Genetics with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Kevin intends to attend medical school due to his strong desire to help those in need and interest in the sciences.
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Sonam Britton


Sonam is a senior at South Lyon High School, and she intends to pursue a career in business. She is also at the top of her class, and she is a shift leader at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Moreover, Sonam is extremely passionate about volunteerism and helping those in need. Sonam will attend Michigan State University next fall.
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Chloe McKenzie

Vice President

Chloe is a senior at South Lyon High School, and she intends to pursue a career in Finance. She is at the top of her class at South Lyon High, and she is a member of Key Club. She enjoys volleyball and is in the process of earning her pilot's license. Further, Chloe loves to sew, snowboard, and run varsity track. Chloe is incredibly passionate about helping those less fortunate. Chloe will attend Michigan State University next fall.
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Zach Kalinowski


Zack is a senior at South Lyon High School. He has a strong passion for helping those in need through volunteering his time in any way he can. He is a member of National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. He has been accepted to Grand Valley State University and plans to study Biomedical Sciences. He is currently completing clinical training at South Lyon Family Docs, where he is learning skills to become a Certified Nurse Aide next Summer.
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