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Young Professionals Board

Exclusive Sponsor of LAEF's
Young Professionals Board
LAEF is proud to announce our great partnership with Colorado State University in which they will be the Exclusive Sponsor of the LAEF Young Professionals Board. "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. Read the press release of 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
YPB Members
Mandy Valdes, President
Rabo AgriFinance
Julia Reeder, Vice President
Catalyst Counseling
Assael Ramirez, Secretary
S&P Global
Andrea Mitra, Treasurer
Sling TV Latino
Miranda Aragon Mast
Talking Together
Rod Granados
To learn more about the YBP or if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Jim Chavez.