The EmPower Hour With Ariel Guerrero
Monday, November 4, 2013 from 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM (EST)
Are You Concerned About the Direction Our Youth Are Heading In?
What Can WE Do To Support Our Young People?
Join Us On
Monday, November 4, 2013
at 2:30 pm EST
For a Special Discussion On
Leading The Next Generation of Men
with Founder of Young Americans for a Better America
Don't miss this powerful conversation where Ariel will discuss how to:
- Be The Difference In A Young Person's Life
- Advocate For What's Missing In Our Communities
- Get A Hold of The Resources To Empower Our Youth
This is a complimentary conference call.
Register* early, as space is limited.
*Dial-in instructions will be sent to registered participants only.
Growing up in a family with six children, Ariel learned the value of community, empowerment and hard work at an early age. His grandparents established a home in NY after leaving from Puerto Rico and the Philippines in hopes of better opportunities. His mother worked towards becoming the first to graduate college in her family, and his father climbed the career ladder via the public education system. They continually emphasized the work ethic required to achieve a goal, and understood the value of an education and how it can benefit not only the individual receiving it, but the community as well.
Ariel went on to graduate from Fordham University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Using the skills gleaned from his education, Ariel began his career at Mount Sinai Medical Center as a mental health professional. With his passion for his community central to his pursuits, Ariel then joined the East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). As the Associate Director of Operations, Ariel assisted in running the elementary, middle, and high school programs within the organization. His work made a difference by improving organizational efficiency and compliance that ensured over $1.5 million of funding and increasing program capacity by over 57% to serve the youth of the community. This success surpassed the expectations of his colleagues and even his own. He gets the importance of community involvement and service work. Ariel has participated in service work since college. As a member of a Latino Fraternity, La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc, community service work has always been of importance; working with CBO’s to clean parks, paint facilities, and various other projects. Ariel served on the advisory board for a local public school, working to bring funding and resources to the students. At EHTP, he led voter registration drives with middle and high school students to bring civic engagement to the forefront. He also organized a Fashion show to raise awareness and funds to battle cancer for the American Cancer Society. This project was of special significance as his mother battles cancer still today.
Ariel understands the struggles of low-income and middle class communities and is aware of the importance of empowerment and education for economic stability. Ariel’s civic engagement doesn’t stop with his professional career. As the founder of Young Americans for a Better America (known as YABA), Ariel continues to work to represent the interests of young people in the political process, provide young people an opportunity to become civically involved, and to train the next generation’s young leaders to be effective public servants. YABA is committed to having young people being organized, informed and empowered.
Ariel’s hopes for the community involve collaboration and opportunity. He understands the importance of working with the right leaders alongside the community for the betterment of its citizens. Ariel understands the struggles of single parents, students, and the unemployed because in some way or form, he has lived it. Ariel understands the challenges facing small business owners and non-profits through his experiences in the workforce and creation of his own organizations. Furthermore, Ariel understands that communities, especially in New York, are made up of a diverse group of people with such a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Ariel has dedicated himself to being a representative for the entire community, creating a level of synergy between individual, city, and state that allows for the fulfillment for all people.
Ariel’s biggest hope is that people understand that they matter.
About The EmPower Hour
In these 50-minute sessions, participants will have an opportunity to engage with thought leaders, industry experts and successful individuals who will share their insight, practical advice and tips to educate, encourage and empower you! Our speakers include Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs, Executive Coaches, Professors, Authors and Others!
The virtual, yet intimate, sessions will focus on many of the prominent topics affecting Latinas in their the personal lives, careers and businesses. Topics will range from career management, to finances and health, and much more.
When & Where
Proud To Be Latina
Encouraging Latinas To Rise To Their Full Potential!
Created to help Latinas banish self-doubt and break self-imposed barriers, Proud to Be Latina is a personal and professional development network that educates, empowers and encourages Latinas to rise to their full potential.
From providing a forum where Latinas can connect, to offering strategies for personal and professional advancement, Proud To Be Latina offers knowledge-based programs to help Latinas reach the highest levels of success and make an impact in their organizations and communities.
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