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#MentorsNeeded #BecomeAMentor this May 18th!

YDI will be hosting its annual 2018 Mentors picnic this Friday, May 18th at Mariposa Basin Park in Taylor Ranch. This is a great time to see the Wise Men Wise Women Mentoring program in action and find out how to volunteer your time! 78% of mentored youth improve...

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Meet the YDI Board – Chairwoman Ramona Sanchez

In December 2016, Ramona Sanchez was elected Chair of the Board of Directors.   Her years of volunteer service to YDI began in 1998 serving on the YDI Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council.  Then she was elected to the YDI Board of Directors where...

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#WelcomeToYDI – Rose Nikolai

Everyone please meet Rose Nikolai, our new budget analyst!  Rose retired from the State Government in November of 2017.  She has worked both in finance and Information Technology (IT) for the past 27 years.  Rose has a Master's Degree with a focus in...

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#StraightOuttaYDI – Anastasia Perez and WIOA

Anastasia Perez (pictured above in green jacket), 18 years old, was placed at the Working Classroom to do her work experience element of the YDI Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  Anastasia had no work experience, but...

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YDI Board of Directors Spotlight: Carl Broach

Hello and thank you for reading.  We will be posting biographies of our Board of Directors Members here monthly. Carl Broach was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. He has made Albuquerque New Mexico his home since 2001. Mr. Broach has a...

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