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Board Training for Young Professionals

The REALIZE x Young Leaders Society (YLS) is an initiative to increase the involvement of young professionals on nonprofit governing boards. YLS is United Way's donor network for young professionals developing the next generation of philanthropic and civic leaders. 

YLS members will receive training by local BoardSource members, fo
cused on understanding board member roles and responsibilities, nonprofit board structures, fundraising fundamentals and financial due diligence. 
Graduates will be provided connections to nonprofits and recognized throughout the El Paso community for their commitment to becoming responsible and successful local leaders. 


Coming Soon

REALIZE x YLS: 2022 Fall Cohort

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REALIZE x YLS: 2022 Spring Cohort

Eric Bauer, ScottHulse, PC
Isela Denton, WestStar
Desiree Duarte, ScottHulse, PC

Itzel Figueroa, El Paso Electric
Stephanie Hernandez, Jofaro LLC
Serjik Leon, & Serjirism
Jose Melendez, Vantage Bank Texas
Alejandra Montalvo, El Paso Electric

Jennifer Navar, Las Palmas Medical Center 
Thomas Porras-Acosta
ScottHulse, PC
Alexis Rossi, WestStar DaVinci Education, Inc & SandersWingo
Mariana Sierra, United Way of El Paso County
Daisy Tellez, El Paso Electric

REALIZE x YLS: 2021Cohort

Melissa Chaidez, City of El Paso
Mayra Escarcega, TFCU
Chelsie Evaldi, Chuco Relic

Monica Fuentes, City of El Paso
Myriam Guerrero, Workforce Solutions Borderplex
Crystal Martin, WestStar
Candace Printz, Green Hope Project 
Karen Rios, The Borderplex Alliance

Crystal Saavedra, CNV Enterprises 
QuiñonesEl Paso Electric

REALIZE x YLS: 2020 Cohort

Teresa Carlos, GECU
Francisco Chagolla, Prudential
Alejandra Chavira, El Paso Electric

Sheila Cuellar, Boys & Girls Club of El Paso
Thomas Gabriel, WestStar Bank
Christian Lopez, Paso Del Norte Children's Development Center
Jesus A. Lopez, TFCU
Sandra Ramirez, Diocesan Migrant &
Refugee Services
Diana Ramos, Veronica Escobar for Congress
Katherine Vandertulip, 
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

REALIZE x YLS: 2019 Cohort

Oscar Acosta, The City Magazine
Russell Booth
Paso Del Norte Children's Development Center
Lucia Cardona, UPS
Omar Chavez, 
Ameriprise Financial
Rogelio Corral, El Paso Electric
Jose De la Cruz, GECU
Daniel Fierro, 
Wells Fargo 
George Guerrero, TFCU
Jason Guerrero, WestStar
Chelsea Lynch, The Hospitals of Providence - Memorial Campus
Christopher Montoya, 
Wells Fargo 
Jon Taylor Muir, Wells Fargo 
Samuel Ochoa, Texas Gas Service
Megan Powe, The Hospitals of Providence - Sierra Campus
Nick Seckerson, El Paso Chihuahuas
Robert Spencer, WestStar
David Valenzuela,Texas Gas Service
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