We're pleased to announce Aaron Krolikowski as our first Member Highlight of 2018. A musician, lover of the outdoors, and just all around decent human being; Dr. Aaron Krolikowski is making waves in the valley as the Managing Director at Krolikowski Consulting. He has been working with organizations focused on social change for over a decade. Aaron has previously been named a Udall Scholar (2008), a Clarendon Fellow (2009-2013), and an Emerging Academic by the World Water Forum (2012). Aaron’s activities have been covered by the BBC, Shareable, and TEDx Innovations Our own YNPN Board Member, Regis Whaley, interviews [...]
Join us at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 20th at Starboard Tack, 2601 Atlantic St, Las Vegas, NV 89121 for our next Access to Experts event as we welcome Yvanna Cancela. WHO IS YVANNA CANCELA? Yvanna is the Executive Director of the Citizenship Project, a Boyd Law School student and the State Senator for District 10 in Nevada. Yvanna will talk about her experiences as a nonprofit professional working in immigration, and with the Culinary Union, and she will talk about how the work we do as professionals impacts our community and how we can work together to make more change in the community. [...]
By Nevena Cvijetic, YNPN Member YNPN member Nevena Cvijetic, also on the Membership Committee and volunteers for the YNPN Newsletter, took some time out of her busy schedule to interview one of our members, Aldrich Simon, for our new column in the newsletter, the YNPN Member Spotlight. It was great to sit down with one of YNPN’s fresh faces, Aldrich Simon, to get to know him and have him share a bit about himself. Willing to step away and and be interviewed between his role as a Childhood Nutrition Program Coordinator at Three Square and a myriad of other projects he does, [...]
By Kirsten DiNicola, YNPN Board Secretary How does one become a leader? How does one know if they are a leader? Can you learn to be a leader or is this something your born with? I found myself asking these questions at one point in my career. Let me clarify, I am not asking how does one get to a place where they are the boss, rather someone who creates a relationship with the people around them through inspiration and encouragement. How does someone become a leader that inspires, supports and shows others what they have within them so that [...]
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Crazy Spokes bike event teams up with the Aspergers Training, Employment and Life Skills organization. Vendor opportunities are available. Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson dedicates a day next month to celebrate one of the world’s greatest inventions, the bicycle. Crazy Spokes is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr. The activities include a 25-mile organized bike ride, 6-mile family fun ride, and a festival focused on fitness. It is $20 per adult and $10 per child in advance for the 25-mile ride, and $5 per person for the family fun ride. [...]
Hello all you lovely YNPNer's! We have scheduled the first event of the year! Based on our member survey feedback, we have planned a guided nature walk to get everyone away from their desks and into nature for a few hours! Event Details: March 19th, 20169-11AMClark County Wetlands Park 7050 E. Wetlands Park LaneLas Vegas, NV 89122 Meet at the Nature Center Light snacks will be provided but make sure you bring water and wear comfortable shoes/clothes. Join Other YNPN Members as we: -Learn about the beautiful Clark County Wetlands Park -Meet other members -Take a break from hectic schedules for some [...]
YNPN Board members gathered in January to create a vision and plan for the 2016 year. Check out the resulting STRATEGIC PLAN that outlines the areas of focus for the year: Professional Development, Personal Development, Mentorship, Membership and Operations. Feel free to contact any board member for more details or options to volunteer!
Tech Impact is excited to announce the launch of ITWorks, a free 16 week IT certification program for underemployed youth, in Las Vegas, February 2016. With classes currently offered in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, the program teaches students IT configuration and networking skills and matched them with mentors and internships at Fortune 500 companies like Capital One, Barclays and JP Morgan. ITWorks has graduated more than 200 students nationally since 2010. One hundred percent of program graduates are placed into IT internships and 75 percent find full-time opportunities within seven months of graduation. All graduates receive the Cisco IT Essential [...]
Have you ever gone to a conference and not really gone away with anything actionable you can take home and share with your team? Well the 2015 YNPN National Conference in Little Rock Arkansas was the complete opposite of that! We sent 5 board members to represent Southern Nevada at the National Conference and we are just busting at the seams to share with all of you the information we learned. Throughout the year we will be hosting coffee sessions where you can come and spend an hour or two with a board member and discuss a specific topic such [...]