Ysette Guevara, Ph.D. works with New York City nonprofits to strengthen the services and programs they provide to adolescents and emerging adults. She has a soft spot for young people transitioning from foster care and makes her living at the intersection of youth development, foster care, and education. She guides a group of aspiring social entrepreneurs exiting NYC’s foster care system. These emerging leaders are helping her develop a technology platform to support curricula aimed at empowering individuals to pursue personal and professional fulfillment.

You can read more about her work here and connect with her on LinkedIn.


2 thoughts on “Work

  1. I’m extremely happy to see such noble and amazing work finally being done for foster children who have aged out. I also grew up in foster care and I am studying social work in order to get involved with wonderful groups such as this. Given my circumstances I would say I lead a relatively successful and happy life, but it is painful to see how other teens in foster care aren’t able to pursue their goals due to lack of resources or support. The fact that you guys have banned together to create social change really warms my heart. Your resiliency and empathy for others will take you far! I wish I could come up there and join you.

    • Thank you so much for your very kind words. I take them completely to heart. We are going to be crowdfunding this year! You can support us by spreading the word & sharing this blog. Also, if you are on Twitter, you can connect to my emerging leaders! You are definitely welcome to join us. 😉

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