Wake-Up Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, developed in 2013, providing personal development programs and services to help individuals reach their full potential. 

What is personal development?

Mykim Tran started her career as a speaker in 2010 in motivating and inspiring youths to feel good about themselves. Wake-Up Foundation was founded in 2013 after Mykim moved to South Sacramento to continue her works, where she encountered a lot of low-income youths and families. She also met many community advocates who encouraged her to start a non-profit to provide her services to the community. The moment she learned about the non-profit community, she seized the opportunity immediately. 


Mykim received her bachelor's degree in Media Communication in 2008 and a Master's degree in Health Psychology in 2013. She is also currently a Ph.D. student at Saybrook University, with a focus on Humanistic Psychology. 

Mykim believes that anything is possible when you are learning, applying, and growing daily. 

The Beginning
About our Founder/Executive Director

Speical Featured

The SunShine Classroom Podcast


Catch an episode in the classroom on how Mykim shared her joy and happiness through her professional career and Wake-Up Foundation journeys on February 12, 2022. Click here to listen to the podcast. 


The Sunshine Classroom share podcasts on how to help you bring sunshine, joy, love, and laughter in our lives. 

Live Wire: Access Sacramento


An interview where Mykim shared about Wake-Up Foundation's mission and the importance of personal development on July 10, 2019. Click here to watch the interview in the second half of the show.


Access Sacramento (Access) is a nonprofit public access station providing 100% local television and radio programming to the greater Sacramento region.