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.  He is passionate about medicine, business, and philanthropy. He also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Theoria Medical/5-Star Telemed, and the Managing Partner of Michigan Medical Recruitment. Kevin also participates in research with MSU's medical school; of that work, notably, he will present his work at the American Heart Association.
Reach out to him at [email protected]

Sonam Britton


Sonam is a student at Michigan State University, and she intends to pursue a career in business. She is a shift leader at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Moreover, Sonam is extremely passionate about volunteerism and helping those in need.
Reach out to her: [email protected]

Chloe McKenzie

Vice President

Chloe is a student at Michigan State University, and she intends to pursue a career in Finance. She enjoys volleyball and is in the process of earning her pilot's license. Further, Chloe loves to sew, snowboard, and run. Chloe is incredibly passionate about helping those less fortunate. Reach out to her: [email protected]

Zach Kalinowski


Zack is a student at Grand Valley State University and plans to study Biomedical Sciences. He has a strong passion for helping those in need through volunteering his time in any way he can.  He is currently completing clinical training at South Lyon Family Docs, where he is learning skills to become a Certified Nurse Aide next Summer.
Reach out to him at [email protected]