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New Interim Executive Director

New Interim Executive Director

September 28, 2020 The Board of Directors of Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP) is excited to announce that Ben Aguilera has been selected as Interim Executive Director, effective immediately. Ben, a California native, earned his bachelor’s degree from...
LAUP Announces Leadership Transition

LAUP Announces Leadership Transition

LAUP announces that their current Executive Director, Bert Jara, has been named as the Chief Executive Officer of Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Jara will oversee the Cook Library and the Cook Arts Center. Jara will be leaving...
Meet Brandon Martinez

Meet Brandon Martinez

What is your background/what did you do before LAUP? I am a Holland native who returned to the area in 2016 after a five years of college. I received bachelor’s in scientific & technical communication, and marketing, from Michigan Technological University. I...
Success Spotlight: Yadah Ramirez

Success Spotlight: Yadah Ramirez

This Fall, LAUP Adelante/Mas Adelante alumnus, Yadah Ramirez, returns to Holland to serve as the University of Michigan College Advising Corps member at Holland High School. “A large number of our former program participants graduated from college this year,” says...