Luis Ruuska | October 04, 2017
The University of Notre Dame will welcome 10 business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America and the Caribbean beginning Monday, Oct. 9, for the 2017 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) program.
The YLAI program aims to empower business and social entrepreneurs to transform their societies and contribute more fully to economic development and prosperity, security, human rights and good governance in the hemisphere.
As part of the four-week program, the YLAI fellows will each shadow one business or nonprofit organization in the Michiana region for four days each week during regular business hours. By working alongside these host organizations, the fellows will learn to accelerate their commercial and social ventures’ success and develop specific action plans to carry out upon return to their home countries. Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, both a part of the new Keough School of Global Affairs, will supplement the fellows’ experience through an entrepreneurship institute on campus and through various networking, leadership and cultural events.