YES Prep Professionals

YES Prep Professionals is a group of professionals from a variety of sectors who are committed to advancing and accelerating the strategic priorities of YES Prep Public Schools.

YES Prep Professionals supports YES Prep in three ways: 

Community Awareness and Outreach: Engaging community leaders, like-minded organizations and other groups and individuals to raise general awareness of the critical issues surrounding YES Prep, including public education, public finance and school choice.
Fundraising: Raising funds earmarked for enhancing student opportunities at the campus and individual levels in the form of one-time grants and scholarships.
Student Mentorship and Campus Involvement: Creating a strong network of professional resources for YES Prep alumni in college and beyond and leveraging the group’s collective professional and volunteering support at the campus level.

YES Prep Professionals Executive Board 

Varun S. Babbili

Kristen Browning

Alexandra Caritis 

Ginny Castelan
Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Jonathan G. Castelan 

Shamus Crosby

Eric J. Doyal

Elyse Espadas*

Lauren Ford
Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

Beth Hockett
Community Awareness Committee Chair 

Alle Houstoun

William Mancia*

Carole Mariani
Board Chair

Neo Nanna

Regan S. Nielsen
Advisor to the Board

Clay Rynd
Vice Chair

Raj Salhotra
Campus Involvement & Mentorship Committee Co-Chair
Kathleen Turner
Campus Involvement & Mentorship Committee Co-Chair

Crystal Usoro*

Jillian Rae Waldo 

Gabriella Wise

* denotes YES Prep Alum

How can I get involved?

YES Prep Professionals is looking for individuals interested in supporting YES Prep through volunteering, fundraising, and community outreach. Volunteer opportunities range from college panels, job fairs, resume editing, tutoring, and mentorship. All funds raised through YPP events are designated towards our three main priorities: scholarships, supplies, and student opportunities. If you would like to join YES Prep Professionals as an Advocate, please take this survey.