Overview

The Young Professionals Group is a team of young professionals who advance CEO’s mission through philanthropy and fundraising, volunteerism, and corporate engagement efforts. As advocates of criminal justice reform, members of our Young Professionals Group are committed to enhancing CEO’s employment services by lending their time, talent and treasure to the organization.

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I had the opportunity to spend the summer of my MBA interning as a Farber Fellow at CEO in Oakland, CA. Everyday I learned firsthand from CEO participants about the inequities in our justice system and the systemic difficulty of reintegrating into society. More importantly, I learned the value of the CEO program to help the formerly incarcerated successfully find and keep employment and stability. Although I only spent 10 weeks at CEO during my internship, I knew my time with CEO was only beginning. I am excited to join the YPG to help further CEO's incredible mission and work.

— Kelly Froelich, Young Professionals Group member

Benefits and Impact

As a member of CEO’s Young Professionals, you:

  • Network and socialize with emerging leaders across industries who each share a passion to interrupt the cycles of poverty and incarceration on a national scale
  • Conceptualize outreach strategies that enhance CEO’s brand awareness and contribute to CEO’s fundraising goals specifically geared towards the Economic Mobility fund and the Second Chance Society
  • Receive exclusive access to future CEO events and social impact opportunities

    Structure

    Members of the Young Professionals Group work alongside CEO staff to:

      Engage in direct service activities with CEO program participants

      Assist with special projects (on an ad hoc basis)

      Host fundraising events and campaigns

      Build corporate partnerships

      Requirements

      To be a part of our Young Professionals Group, we ask that you:

      • Be a dedicated member of this leadership group, with an eagerness to share information about CEO’s local and national impact, and launch strategic initiatives in service to our mission
      • Attend quarterly meetings (currently virtual) with the entire Young Professionals Group
      • Enroll in the Second Chance Society, our newly-launched monthly giving program
      • Get involved on a Committee!

        Meet Our Members

        Ayesha Bajwa

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        Kelly Froelich

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        Joy Jaeger

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        Esther Kang

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        Lexa Koenig

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        Katie Lunceford

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        Nonny Onyekweli

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        Elon Packin

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        Julie Prizer

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        Amelia Quinn

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        Patrick Reyes

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        Devin Saiki

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        James Shen

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        Lauren Silberstein

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        Isabel Sistachs

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        Annie Sun

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        Nick Sutherland

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        Chiweta Rozaline Uzoka

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        Maddie Vann

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        Jenn Yee

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        To learn more or become a member, contact gifts@ceoworks.org.