What does real success look like? With CSD Neighborhood and the Deaf Community, success looks like personal, social, and economic equality.

Join Our Neighborhood

At CSD Neighborhood, we believe that true societal change happens by uplifting and centering those who are most vulnerable and marginalized. When we take time to hold space for one another, to connect and learn, we are building the foundation of a future filled with opportunities for everyone in the Deaf Community – Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and Hard of Hearing (DDBDDHH) – success.

Ready to Learn?

CSD Learns develops accessible educational resources in ASL, equipping deaf educators and students with tools for success.

Ready to Work?

CSD Works boosts economic development by training deaf-friendly employers and deaf jobseekers for sustained workplace success.

Ready to Unite?

CSD Unites provides advocacy by focusing on ensuring DDBDDHH members with various intersectional identities are equipped with resources for capacity building.

South Dakota

CSD South Dakota engages directly, providing regional services such as health education and career preparedness in an area where resources are scarce.

CSD Neighborhood Sponsorship Program

Your support of CSD neighborhood helps us continue our work of providing those in the Deaf Community, be they Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing, equal opportunities to live independent and fulfilling lives. Join us in our important work.

Meet the Neighborhood Team


Sasha Ponappa

Director, CSD Unites

Kristy Ramos

Director, CSD Works

Katie Peterson

South Dakota State Program Director

Davin Searls

Community and Corporate Partnership Manager

Brian Milburn

Program Manager, CSD Learns

Dan Mabashov

Project Manager

Megan Klusza

Learning and Transition Manager

Keith Delk

Digital Media Coordinator, CSD Learns

Mark Koterwski

Senior Community Support Specialist, Sioux Falls Area

Lance Sigdestad

Community Support Specialist, Aberdeen Area

Margaret Straley

Office Assistant, Sioux Falls Area

Jackie Bosma

Equipment Distribution Specialist, Aberdeen Area

Brenda Nolting

Equipment Distribution Specialist, Rapid City Area

MaKenzie Hageman

Community Support Specialist, Rapid City Area

Oscar Ocuto

Proposal Manager

Kale Smith

Community Support Specialist, CSDN South Dakota
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