Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities.

The Presidential Precinct is pleased to host 10 YLAI Professional Fellows in Charlottesville. These dynamic young entrepreneurs from 9 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region will spend four weeks in “entrepreneur-in-residence” placements with some of Charlottesville’s leading small businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations. They will participate in education and training sessions at UVA’s iLab and enjoy the historical and cultural opportunities our city has to offer.

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Precinct YLAI Professional Fellows






YLAI 2016

Mazal Blanco
Colombia
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Heidi Castillo
Belize
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Sofia Gruss
Uruguay
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Juan Luis Lainez Mejia
Honduras
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Francisco Levi
Peru
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Felipe Neves
Brazil
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Celia Ramirez
El Salvador
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Alpha Sennon
Trinidad and Tobago
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Liziane Dranka Silva
Brazil
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Saily Gonzalez Velazquez
Cuba
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