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Young Professionals Board

Exclusive Sponsor of LAEF's
Young Professionals Board
LAEF's great partnership with Colorado State University System to support Latinx students and alumni. Both organizations are committed to the advancement of Latinos and Hispanic students and share the goal of closing the college degree attainment gap. As the partnership evolves, leaders from both organizations continue to identify and explore ways to support each other as well as Colorado’s growing population of Latinx students.
"For 30 years, LAEF has been engaged in a collaborative effort to increase Latinx enrollment and retention through outreach and education, scholarship and community development," said Leslie Taylor, CSU Vice President of Enrollment and Access. "We work together to invest in and grow the next generation of Latinx leaders in Colorado. Both organizations have a great passion of developing young professionals into future leaders in our community," said Jim Chavez, LAEF's Executive Director. Learn more about LAEF's partnership with CSU!
The LAEF Young Professionals Board, YPB, was established to enhance the mission of LAEF, through outreach to LAEF alumni and other young professionals, and increase public awareness and visibility of LAEF. Through mentoring relationships with scholarship recipients, our LAEF young professionals will foster greater student success and higher graduation rates, ultimately helping to develop leaders of the future.
  • Mentoring
  • Mentor current LAEF scholars
  • Establish relationships with LAEF scholarship recipients
  • Improve student success and graduation rates
  • Fundraising
  • Increase involvement of alumni and younger professionals
  • Outreach
  • Leverage LAEF alumni and young professionals to increase public awareness
  • Leadership
  • Create pipeline of future prospective LAEF leader
Young Professionals Board Members
Julia Reeder, Vice President
Catalyst Counseling
Miranda Aragon Mast
Talking Together, Inc.
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Thank you for your service!  
¡Gracias por su servicio!
To learn more about the Young Professionals Board or if you are interested in becoming a member,
please contact Jim Chavez.